The Foundation Apprenticeship will give you as a future social services workers provide support and help to people who need it, helping them to live full and valued lives in the community.


  • Problem solving skills
  • Team work skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Social services in Scotland
  • Communication in care relationships
  • Safeguarding people
  • Human development and social influences
  • Safe practice and well-being in social services
  • Support effective communication
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
  • Develop your own knowledge and practice
  • Support the safeguarding of individuals

Working towards or have achieved the following:

  • SCQF Level 5 Maths or Numeracy
  • SCQF Level 5 English or Literacy

FAs are accepted by colleges and universities as part of their entry requirements. For full details, check out

Fife College will accept achievement of the FA in Social Services and Healthcare as equivalent to one Higher which, accompanied with Higher English (Grade A or B), will support you to gain entry to:

  • HNC: Childhood Practice SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Social Services SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Additional Support Needs: Supporting the Individual SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Additional Support Needs: Managing and Supporting the Services SCQF Level 8
  • Adult Nurse
  • Children’s Nurse
  • Care Home Manager
  • Care Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Social Worker

To apply for this Foundation Apprenticeship, which is offered by Fife Council, please visit the Opportunities Fife website.