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06 Dec 2021

Careers in care

Get a taste for a career in childcare

This new course is available to people over 25 who are unemployed (or at risk of unemployment or redundancy) and considering a change of career. It’s funded by the National Transition Training Fund which means there is no cost to take part. 

Candidates are now able to apply, which they can do by calling Skills Development Scotland on 0800 917 8000 or speaking to their DWP Work Coach. The course is available until March 2022.  

This taster course helps introduce candidates to the sector and the skills needed to help young children grow and learn. They’ll have an opportunity to achieve a qualification and they’ll also get support to prepare for job applications or further training. 

Other benefits include:  

  • new knowledge about qualifications and career routes  
  • improved employability skills 
  • more confidence in accessing online learning 
  • gaining a lasting, positive impression of the sector. 

Get involved 

If you work in early years you might like to share details of this course with people you know and tell them what you like about this career.  

If you’re an employer please raise awareness of this free course during recruitment activity which can include job fairs and adverts or you can promote it on your social media. 

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council