Level 3 Apprentice Childcare (Various Locations)

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Ref no: WDN01368
Closes: Sunday, 1st October 2017
Published: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Location: Various Locations In West Dunbartonshire
Salary: £8,723 - £14,799 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Youth Worker / Childcare Practitioner / Early Year Practitioner

Job Description

Please note this is a fixed term apprenticeship until 29th March 2020.

SVQ Level 3 (SCQF 7) Nursery/Childcare Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities Various Locations throughout West Dunbartonshire.  Hours – 35 hours per week

West Dunbartonshire Council Children Services, Early Years Section provides nursery provision for children 0 –5 years. The successful candidates will work in a nursery setting and be based within the West Dunbartonshire Council area. The Modern Apprentice will gain skills and knowledgewhile working with babies, young children and families.

The Modern Apprentice will be supervised and trained by qualified staff and are required to work towards gaining a recognised SVQ qualification. You will work towards an SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children and Young People) (SCQF 7). In addition you will learn Core Skills such as Communication, Working with Others, Numeracy, Problem Solving and IT. You will also attend workshop classes for your theory and underpinning knowledge as part of the SVQ.

If you are aged 16 24 years old, live within the West Dunbartonshire Council area and have an interest in Childcare gained through on the job training, relevant experience or equivalent qualification i.e. entry to early education & childcare, and /or three National 4’s or three National 5’s including English or equivalent qualifications,we would like to hear from you.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


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