Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprentice

Argyll and Bute Council

  • Location: PA37 1QE
  • £12,327 to £15,529 per annum, MA
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ARB04969

Department: Customer Services

Closing Date: Wednesday 5th June 2019

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC); a career that makes a difference

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience, while working towards a recognised qualification in a growing and rewarding sector?

If you enjoy working with young children and you are passionate about helping them to grow and learn, then you could have what it takes to work in Early Learning and Childcare.

Argyll and Bute Council are looking to recruit an ELC Modern Apprentice at Dunbeg ELCC

This position will provide an opportunity to learn on the job whilst gaining key transferable skills and a qualification which is essential to work within the sector.

Argyll and Bute Council delivers ELC provision for children aged 2-5 years. As part of this modern apprenticeship you will be based in a Local Authority ELC setting and you will work towards SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7.

If you are aged 16 to 24 (or aged 16 – 29 if either Care Experienced or Disabled*) have an interest in Early Learning and Childcare, good communication skills, enthusiastic, willing to learn and have 3 National 5 qualifications or equivalent then we want to hear from you.


To find out more about a career in childcare, please visit https://childcarecareersscotland.scot/

For further information about a Modern Apprenticeship please visit


*Care Experienced – A young person who currently is or was looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives).

As per the contract terms from Skills Development Scotland, apprenticeship funding is available up to the age of 29 if a young person is care experienced or disabled.


Applicants should note that:- This post is suitable for job share. . This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with children. Marny McCulloch, Head Teacher Telephone:01436 671748 Email:enquiries-dunbeg@argyll-bute.gov.uk Reference : ARB04969

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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