Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare includes:

  • A National Progression Award (NPA) in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6
  • Four units of an SCQF level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare
  • A substantial work placement

Learning and teaching is a mix between NPA classroom based teaching integrated with vocational SVQ learning which is contextualised to placement.

National Progression Award (NPA) in Social Services and Healthcare 

  • Social Services in Scotland
  • Safeguarding People 
  • Communication in Care Relationships 
  • Safe Practice and Wellbeing in Social Services 
  • Human Development and Social Influences 

    SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6

  • Support effective communication 
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals 
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice
  • Support the safeguarding of individuals 

Successful students may use this to apply for:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in a social services subject
  • Appropriate University courses as part of additional entry criteria
  • Progress onto SCQF Level 7 HNC Healthcare Practice or HNC Social Services
  • Employment within care services as a support worker/care assistant/health care support worker
     

  • S6 pupils with a good level of written and spoken English, with 2 Highers and Nat 5 English. S5 pupils may be considered if there is sufficient allowance on their timetable.
  • Communication with users of service as well as with staff in the workplace is a key competence. Ability to work with others, problem solve and a commitment to appropriate values is necessary.
  • Students are required to undergo a PVG prior to placement.
  • Potential students are selected by their school and will undertake a recruitment process arranged by the college.
  • Pupils need to be a good communicator.

Further advice for School College Programme and Foundation Apprenticeship applications:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited to an information session
• If your application is unsuccessful, you should speak to a guidance teacher or SDS school liaison officer.
• If you are unable to attend the information session or wish to withdraw your application, please email the School Partnership team - foundation.apprenticeship@forthvalley.ac.uk

Location

Stirling Campus

Start date

22 August 2022

End date

14 June 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6

Location

Falkirk Campus

Start date

23 August 2022

End date

15 June 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6