Jodie, Hannah and Nicole are studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services, Childcare and Young People as part of their S5 studies at Ross High School.
It requires a lot of juggling but it’ll be worth it when I get the qualification
Foundation Apprenticeships are two-year courses that combine class-based learning with practical experience. This offers young people a valuable insight into future career options while building a professional building network.
There are six courses available in East Lothian for S4-S6 level leading to a nationally-recognised qualification. All of the courses are being offered in growth industries to help young people upskill in areas that can lead on to modern or graduate apprenticeships, higher education or straight into fulfilling careers. In early years, the rollout of 1140hours is fuelling demand for skilled workers at all levels.
Hannah hopes that her Foundation Apprenticeship will be her first step on her way to a rewarding career as a nursery teacher, Nicole has set her sights on social work while Jodie hopes to work with children with special needs. “It requires a lot of juggling to fit all the work in but it’ll be worth it when I get the qualification,” explains Jodie.
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