Social Services and Healthcare

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why Study a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship gives you the chance to combine work based qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) or National Certificate (NC) with practical work experience in industry.

Who Can Apply?

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Social Services and Healthcare is for pupils to begin in S5 and to complete in S6.

Entry Requirements

Some subjects at National 5, usually including English. It is recommended that you work towards Higher English by the end of S6.

You will require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show that you are suitable for this type of work.

Check individual college websites for specific entry requirements as they may vary.

Course Content

Units studied in year 1:

Units studied in year 2:

Qualifications Gained


2 years

What can I go on to next?

How To Apply

To apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship you should complete an application form through your school. You may be required to attend an interview and complete a relevant aptitude test.

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Offered By

The following colleges are offering this Foundation Apprenticeship: