Child Care SCQF Level 9 (Modern Apprenticeship)

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Modern Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining skills, qualifications and experience and starting a career without having to study full-time. You can be earning whilst you are learning!

This is an opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification whilst you are learning ‘on the job’ and it’s a great way to kick-start your career.

You will gain skills and knowledge that are essential to the effective and efficient performance of child related organisations across the sector and once you have completed your Modern Apprenticeship you will have shown that you have the ability, the work skills and the determination to succeed.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


1 Year

Entry Requirements

You must be in full-time employment and aged 16 years or over.
You should have successfully completed SCQF Level 7 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development.
Candidates should be well presented, committed to the Modern Apprenticeship and able to complete.

Course Content

This Modern Apprenticeship is achieved by completing an SVQ 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development also ensuring you have the appropriate Career Skills.

There will be more specific learning around, Lead Practice for Health and Safety in a Work Setting; Lead Practice that Promotes the Safeguarding of Individuals and Take Responsibility for the Continuing Professional Development of Yourself and Others. You will be able to consider some units under the guidance of your assessor which suit your needs best.


Assessors attend your work place on a regular basis, the length of their visit will vary depending on which assessment is being done.

Assessors will assess your competency and will advise and guide you on any work that may be required.

Assessments take the form of written (using an on-line portfolio) and practical assessments which are integrated throughout the year. Written assessments are carried out by the candidate in their own time under the guidance of their assessor.

Additional funding information

This Modern Apprenticeship is funded through Skills Development Scotland.

You may choose to undertake this as a standalone SVQ qualification which can either be self-funded or paid by your employer. Please click here for further information.

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