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Childcare Academy

1 October 2018

Interested in a job in Childcare? The Childcare Academy could be for you!

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

Our next Childcare Academy starts on Monday 4 March 2019.

Why not come along to our Childcare Academy information session. This will last approx. 1 hour and will give you the opportunity to find out what is involved in our Academy programme, ask any questions and take away an application pack.

The next information session will be on Thursday 25 October, 10am. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Audrey O'Neill (our Communications & Compliance Officer) on 0131 311 6931 or e-mail or: Liam Moffat, Training Administrator on 0131 311 6929 or e-mail