Youth Work Modern Apprenticeship

The Modern Apprenticeship in Youth Work was developed by the sector and encompasses all the skills you require to gain a basic level qualification in youth work.

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Who is the Modern Apprenticeship in Youth Work for?

The Modern Apprenticeship in Youth Work is aimed at those aged over 16 and capable of achieving a Scottish Vocational Qualification in Youth Work at Level 6 or Level 7.

What do I get out of it?

As a Modern Apprentice, you’ll be employed from the very start of your training and receive a wage from your employer. You will then be given the chance to develop expertise and knowledge through on-the-job assessment, as well as gaining vital skills such as team work and problem solving.

Many Modern Apprentices also attend college or training sessions to study the theory relating to youth work. With the right combination of theory and practice, your career will be on track and you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification.

How long does it take?

In many cases, you can expect to complete a Modern Apprenticeship in two years. However, Modern Apprenticeships are flexible and have no fixed time limit. In line with your individual training plan, they take account of your knowledge, skills and experience, and the demands of the youth work involved. Progress is measured by the acquisition of skills and not by time.

How do I become or take on a Modern Apprentice?

Get in touch with Skills Development Scotland to see their latest opportunities or find out about offering a Modern Apprenticeship.

News about the Youth Work Modern Apprenticeship

The Modern Apprenticeship Framework has just been updated by CLD Standards Council and the sector to reflect the most recent revision to the SVQs in Youth Work. It has just been approved by SQA and SDS.

Want to offer the Modern Apprenticeship?

Find out more about the Modern Apprenticeship in Youth Work and offering it within your organisation at the CLD Standards Council website