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1 FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIPS IN SOCIAL SERVICES AND HEALTHCARE Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare at: Glasgow Clyde College Information Pack APPRENTICESHIPS.SCOT/FOUNDATION

2 Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services & Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeships are a blended learning approach combining a workbased qualification with academic learning and industry involvement. The three Glasgow colleges Glasgow Kelvin College, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Clyde College are offering a regional programme of Foundation Apprenticeships. Starting in S5, the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services & Healthcare at Glasgow Clyde College takes two years to complete. Pupils spend part of the week out of school at the college doing hands-on learning. They'll also undertake high quality work experience with employers and at the end they'll receive an industry-recognised qualification. Why a Foundation Apprenticeship? Unemployment rates in Scotland are significantly higher for young people compared with adults. To change this, we need to support pupils to build the skills they ll need to be successful when they leave school. Closing the gap between the classroom and the workplace By giving young people earlier exposure to the world of work, we are helping them develop the skills, experience and knowledge they will need. For young people it is the chance to get a head start on their careers by gaining an industryrecognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden their career options for the future. Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed in partnership with local authorities, schools, colleges and industry to create better links between education and local employers. By providing more flexibility in the senior phase of secondary education, Foundation Apprenticeships support more young people to achieve their full potential. They are getting earlier exposure to the world of work which will result in improved prospects of employment. Introducing industry and employers to young people while they are still at school could also help address gender imbalance across occupations. Help young people to get ahead Sometimes, getting started in a career can seem like an impossible task. Young people need experience to find a job, but they need a job to gain experience. That s where a Foundation Apprenticeship can help.

3 Practical experience, and a real qualification Foundation Apprenticeships give young people hands-on learning and practical experience of the world of work. In the classroom they cover the theory behind each role then they ll get the opportunity to put it into practice in the workplace. The hands-on experience will lead to an industry-recognised qualification, set at SCQF Level 6 (the same level of learning as a Higher) and based on existing industry-recognised qualifications including Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and National Certificates. Accelerated entry onto a Modern Apprenticeship Foundation Apprenticeships provide the foundation elements of a Modern Apprenticeship. If a young person goes on to a Modern Apprenticeship they won't have to repeat the parts they completed at school, reducing the time it takes to complete the training. Why Social Services & Healthcare? There are about 200,000 social service workers in Scotland today working across the industry and working with a range of different service users. One in 13 people employed in Scotland work in social services and of these 27% are employed by the third sector, 32% by the public sector and 41% by the private sector. Since 2008 there has been a steady increase in the number of people working in the social services sector (5.3%) and this workforce now makes up 7.7% of Scottish employment. This includes people working in social work, social care and early years. As social services is a regulated profession a large proportion of employees in social services in Scotland are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council and at present there are 94,000 registrants. Health sector employers also place a great deal of importance on training and development as well as qualifications. These are valued as they are closely linked to service quality, patient safety and regulation. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the biggest health board in the UK and a major employer in the city. The recent opening of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the largest hospital in Europe, which is geographically located next door to two of Glasgow Clyde College s campuses, positions 33,000 NHS jobs in the city. As demand for healthcare changes, the skills needed by those in the sector and how they work will also need to adapt.

4 Duration The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare runs for two years, throughout 5 th and 6 th year of school. In Year 1 (5 th year) pupils attend: college one day per week (or two half days) their school for the other four days employer challenge project In Year 2 (6 th year) pupils attend: work placement one day or one and a half days a week (10 hours required) their school three days a week Who can apply? The Foundation Apprenticeship is open to pupils in 5 th Year of school in August 2016 who have a keen interest in working in the Social Services sector. What are the Entry Requirements? Students need to be able to work at SCQF Level 6 (Higher) and should be studying at least one other subject at this level as part of their school timetable from this range of subjects: English; Maths; Modern Studies or Social Science subjects. Previously achieving National 5 qualifications (A-C) or Intermediate 2 (A-C) including English (A-C) Good level of both written and spoken English and good communication skills All students undertaking this programme will be required to have a clear check for working with Protected and Vulnerable Groups (PVG). Course Content and Qualifications Qualification: The course content comprises a National Progression Award in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF level 6) and SVQ units in Social Services and Healthcare Qualification Breakdown: Year 1 Social Services in Scotland 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6 Communication in Care Relationships 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6 Safeguarding People 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6

5 Human Development and Social Influences 0.5 National Unit credit level 6 Year 2 4 credits of the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare Information for Pupils Here are some of the progression routes available to you when you successfully complete the course: Employment in the Social Services sector Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare Successfully completing the Foundation Apprenticeship is equivalent to the first year of an apprenticeship and may allow you to access straight onto the second year of an apprenticeship. Higher National Certificate level of study in Social Care; Nursing; Additional Support Need; Occupational Therapy Support In conjunction with other Highers, progression to a degree programme in Social Work; Nursing; Integrated Services; Occupational Therapy or other related areas. What job could I do in future? As well as the possibility of progressing to a further apprenticeship or studies, you could work in any one of the following areas of Health & Social Care: Healthcare support worker Support roles in social care or health related fields Personal assistant in care Related health and social care jobs in local authorities, private sector and charities How do I get to and from college? This depends on your school, your local authority and your chosen Foundation Apprenticeship. Nearly all the Social Services & Healthcare classes are held at: Glasgow Clyde College - Anniesland Campus although this may vary depending on the location of pupils If you have to organise your own transport to and from college, it is very easy to reach by road or public transport.

6 Travelling by rail Anniesland Train Station is a 5 minute walk from the campus, Jordanhill Station is a 10 minute walk. Travelling by bus Bus stops can be found on Great Western Road, 150 metres from the campus, and on Crow Road less than a 5 minute walk away. First Bus routes include: 4A, 6, 6A, 6B, M11 Will the Foundation Apprenticeship affect my Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)? If you qualify for an EMA then participation in the Foundation Apprenticeship will not affect your EMA. What facilities do the colleges offer Foundation Apprenticeship students? As a Foundation Apprenticeship student, you will be a fully enrolled student of Glasgow Clyde College and can enjoy access to all the same services as the rest of our student community. You will have access to our Advice and Guidance team, Learner Support Services, our Library facilities and our Virtual Learning Environment When you attend college at our Anniesland campus, you also have access to our student canteen and coffee bar for lunches, snacks and vending facilities. Equality and Diversity The recruitment process will ensure that no-one is denied opportunities because of their race or ethnicity, their disability, their gender or sexual orientation, their age or religion and that any barriers (real or perceived) are addressed to support all pupils. How to apply To apply for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Childcare and Young People you should complete an application form via your school. Your application must be submitted by your school.

7 Information sessions will be taking place in the college at the end of April when pupils, teachers and parents will have the opportunity to hear more about the programme, ask questions and see the college facilities. Interviews will also take place with pupils and for some programmes there may be a relevant aptitude test. For more information you can us at:

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