MA Enhanced Funding

20 - 29 years - Disabled/Care Experienced
7 Dec 2017

Fully Funded Modern Apprenticeship Places Available for our SVQ3 Programmes

We still have fully funded Modern Apprenticeship places available for staff aged 20 – 29 who meet any of the eligibility criteria below and wish to apply for our SVQ3 Programmes. Applications must be in by 31st January 2018 to secure this funding (Children and Young People day release application closing date is 10th January). Further information on this programme can be found on our website.

Staff do not need to disclose which of the criteria applies to them at this stage but will be asked to complete a form at induction which will be kept strictly confidential.

Please see criteria below and get in touch with us if you wish to discuss any aspect of the funding. Eligible candidates should complete an application form and select the Modern Apprenticeship 20 – 29 enhanced funding option in section B.8. ‘How will your course be funded’.

Eligibility Criteria

In recognition that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey, Skills Development Scotland have made available enhanced Modern Apprenticeship funding for people age 20 – 29 who meet disabled or care experienced criteria.

Impairment, health condition or learning difficulty? *lasting or expected to last 12 months or more

  • You have a social/communication impairment such as a speech and language impairment or Asperger’s syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder, or cognitive impairment
  • You are blind or have a visual impairment uncorrected by glasses
  • You are deaf or have a hearing impairment
  • You have a long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy
  • You have a mental health difficulty, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder
  • You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D
  • You have a physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using your arms or use a wheelchair or crutches
  • You have a disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed above.

Care Experienced

  • You are or were formally looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives)

Children and Young People Programmes

SVQ 3 Open Assessment

SVQ3 MA Supported Evening

SVQ3 MA Supported Day Release

Social Services and Healthcare Programme:

SVQ3 Open Assessment

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