Rhian's Road to Early Years Practitioner


Rhian started with l&g learning over two years ago on the Employability Fund looking to build on her qualifications, her confidence and gain valuable work experience within a nursery. It took her a while to build on these skills but in the end her hard work and dedication paid off. Rhian recently graduated from her Modern Apprenticeship and she is now a qualified Early Years Practitioner. Read on to hear about her experience of the Employability Fund...

Before I attended l&g learning I went to college, whilst still at school, doing beauty and nails. I also did volunteer work within a primary school. Once I left school I met with Skills Development Scotland and they thought I should try l&g learning. I wasn’t sure but after a long think I thought to try it out.

l&g learning helped me in every way possible. I started to really like it and that is when I knew that what I wanted to do was work with children. After I finished with l&g learning I began to babysit for a family member and applied for a Modern Apprenticeship.

A Modern Apprenticeship is where you attend a class once a month while working full-time within a private nursery, but also work towards a qualification. The qualification is SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7. After all the had work is paid off you graduate which is a long, but lovely, day.

I graduated with SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People). l&g learning helped me into my career as they guided me in the right path. l&g learning staff are amazing and have faith in all of their learners.

For all of the learners that are just starting the Employability fund with l&g stick with it; the staff are really helpful and have patience. It is a lot of fun working with children, you learn a lot about things you might not have known about the job. One thing I would say is that there is a lot of hard work to start off but does pay off in the end.

Thank you so much to l&g learning for helping me get to where I am today.


If you are considering a career in Childcare get in touch to find out how the Employability Fund could help you. We have courses running throughout the year, contact us on 0141 221 6249 to find out more.

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