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Childcare Academy

3 December 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. 

  • Thursday 15 November, 1pm
  • Wednesday 12 December, 10am
  • Wednesday 9 January, 1pm
  • Wednesday 23 January, 10am
  • Thursday 7 February, 1pm
  • Wednesday 20 February, 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