Social Care SCQF Level 6 (Modern Apprenticeship)


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. 

Social Care skills are essential to the effective and efficient performance of organisations across this sector and once you have completed your MA you will have shown that you have the ability, the work skills and the determination to succeed.

Course code



Both Campus Sites


1 year

Entry Requirements

You must be in employment and aged 16 years or over.

We recommend that candidates should have achieved as a minimum standard grades at general level in English, Maths and a science subject.

Candidates should be well presented, committed to the Modern Apprenticeship and able to complete.

Course Content

You will be working towards a qualification in Social Services and Healthcare, you will also achieve Core Skills at an appropriate level for this qualification.  More specific learing will be around Support effective communication, suppot the health and safety of yourself and individuals, develop your own knowledge and practice and support safeguarding of individuals.  you will also choode some of your own learning with the assistance of your assessor by considering units which suit your needs best.


Assessors attend your place of work on a regular basis, the length of each visit will vary depending upon which assessments are being carried out.  Assessors will assess your competency and advise and guide you on any work that may be required.

Assessments take the form of written (using an on-line portfolio) and practical assignments and are integrated throughout the year.  Written assessments are carried otu by the candidate 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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