Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain qualifications, benefiting both the trainee and employer. Training for Care has a contract with Skills Development Scotland to deliver Modern Apprenticeships for the following qualifications:

Social Services Children and Young People SCQF7 SVQ3

If you are an employer looking to recruit a Modern Apprentice Training for Care can help you with this, find out more information here.

If you are in a job and wish to become a Modern Apprentice please discuss this with your employer and contact us if you need more information.

If you are not in a job but wish to become a Modern Apprentice please contact us to find out what opportunities are available.

You can find out more information about Modern Apprenticeships on the Skills Development Scotland’s website.

Modern Apprenticeship Enhanced Funding (available to disabled/care experienced people aged 20-29 years)

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. For more information click here.


Q Who is eligible to be a Modern Apprentice?

You must be eligible for a UK passport and live or work in Scotland. Each of our courses has its own age specific funding so please look at the individual course page for more information.

Q What hours does a Modern Apprentice work?

Working hours, annual leave and sickness leave will be in accordance the policies and procedures of the MAs workplace.

Q Does a Modern Apprentice need time out of the workplace for training?

This depends on the type of apprenticeship and level of experience. We have a range of delivery models including weekly or monthly day release and evening programmes.

Q What qualification will the Modern Apprentice achieve?

We deliver Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF7 SVQ3, Social Services and Healthcare SCQF6 SVQ2, SCQF7 SVQ3, SCQF9 SVQ4. Candidates will also achieve IT and numeracy core skills.

Q How long does it take to complete the qualification?

Completion can range from 9 to 16 months depending on the type of apprenticeship and level of experience.

Q How much support does an MA need?

We request that employers assign a named mentor to each MA with whom our assessor will liaise closely. This ensures all parties involved understand what is required of them and it will help the assessment process to run as smoothly as possible.

Q How much is a Modern Apprentice paid?

National minimum wage levels for apprentices are set by UK Government (info at but rate of pay is at the employers discretion and may be more.

Q How do I apply?

Completed applications should be signed by both the candidate and the employer and should be sent to Training for Care, 12-14 Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4EZ. Please contact us if you have any queries about applying.


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