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Childcare Academy - Stage 3

26 February 2018

The childcare academy is an Employability Fund stage 3 programme which will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Undertake free training requiring attendance of up to 30 hours weekly within a safe, friendly environment
  • Gain significant experience of working with children by undertaking a quality supported work experience placement within an early years care and education setting or an out of school care setting 
  • Gain 2 Accredited SQA Units from the Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 2 Award
  • Gain employment in the childcare sector
  • Access a Young Persons Allowance of £55 per week for eligible 16 to 18 year olds (for a max of 26 weeks)
  • Access various Progression Routes upon successful completion.

Start Date:

Monday 26 February 2018. 

If you are aged 16+, unemployed and would like to find out more, please contact Barbara Webster (our Training Co-Ordinator) on 0131 311 6926 or e-mail Or: Audrey O'Neill (Senior Training Administrator) on 0131 311 6931 or e-mail