Social Services (Children and Young People)

Carousel Training Centre

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Job Description

As a Modern Apprentice you will be employed full time in a Private Nursery as close to your home as possible.

The job role would require you to be part of a proactive and responsible staff team. You will be involved in planning and setting up activities to help children with their learning, development and growth in a stimulating environment.  You will also be responsible for the safety and day to day care of babies and young children where they are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential.

On completion of the course, you will graduate as a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner.

Carousel Training Centre is an equal opportunities training provider.


Entry Requirements

You must be 16-19 years old to receive the Skills Development Scotland funded training position.

You must have a minimum of 3 subjects at National 4 including English, or equivalent.

No experience necessary. Good communication skills are essential as you will be communicating with nursery staff, children, parents, and staff at Carousel Training Centre.


The course takes approximately 15-18 months to complete, depending on the individual. You will qualify with a SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7.

As well as being employed by the nursery, you will attend a class at our training centre one day a month to complete essays and projects.

An experienced Assessor will visit you in your workplace on a regular basis to assess your progress. They will give you one to one support throughout your training.

There are no exams as you learn on the job. Continual assessments are done throughout the course.

Qualifications Achieved

Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 3 (SCQF Level 7)