Aberlour Futures

Are you interested in a career in child care or early learning? Would you like to achieve the qualifications you need, to set you on the path to a career working with children?

If so, Aberlour Futures – Aberdeen City & Shire can help.

We run a dedicated training and assessment centre, approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, providing Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for the early learning and child care workforce of the future.

We partner with local childcare employers to support their staff to acquire skills, knowledge and competence for working with children and young people.

We have a range of options to choose from, including SVQs for adults who already have experience working in the sector, and young people (aged 16-19) who can receive a funded training place on a Modern Apprenticeship programme.

These include:

  • SVQ in Social Services (Children and Young People) – level 2, 3 and 4
  • SVQ in Playwork – level 2, 3 and 4
  • Modern Apprenticeship programme in Children’s Care, Learning & Development – level 3
  • Modern Apprenticeship programme in Playwork – Level 3

Additional qualifications and awards offered include:

  • National Progression Award in Playwork and Childcare
  • Skills for Work in Early Education & Childcare; Intermediate One and Two
  • Higher Early Education & Childcare
  • Assessor and Verifier Awards
  • Professional Development Award (PDA) in Childhood Practice Award at SCQF Level 9