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Step into Childcare/Social Care - Employability Fund

7 May 2018

Training for Care's Employability Fund stage 3 programme is aimed at people aged 16 and over, who are interested in exploring employment options within the childcare or social care sectors. 

Participants will attend a 2-week induction at Training for Care to prepare for placement and attend relevant training courses, such as Confidence Building, First Aid and Moving and Handling. 

Participants will then attend placement 4 days per week and have 1 tutorial day per week at Training for Care. 

Childcare placements will be with pre-school children in nurseries (private or local authority), after-school clubs or additional needs settings. 

Adult care placements will be in care homes, day centres or community care units. During tutorials participants will work towards SQA Certificate of Work Readiness units (Practical Workplace Skills; Dealing with Work Situations; Responsibilities of Employment) and prepare for work in the Childcare/Social Care sector. 

On successful completion suitable participants will move into care employment with the aim of becoming Modern Apprentices. 

Other participants will be work ready on completion and will be supported to make informed choices for their next steps.

Training Allowance: 

Participants receive £55 weekly allowance plus travel expenses.

Participant Requirements: 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their interest through having had some relevant work/voluntary experience including babysitting or supporting family members; English Nat 4 or above is desirable and PVG membership must be awarded prior to starting the course (TfC will administer the PVG application on behalf of the trainee).

Recruiting now for course starting on Monday 25 June. 

Contact Caroline McKay: or 0131 556 7773.