New Year New Career event 1st February 2018 exhibitors

BNG Training

At BNG Training Ltd we are passionate about high quality care services and believe to provide this: the care sector needs skilled staff with the practical experience and underpinning knowledge to offer the best level of support to clients and their families. That means they need excellent guidance, training and professional development. We provide a broad selection of qualifications and professional development activities designed to be accessible, inclusive and tailored to meet the needs of individual candidates, businesses and the wider care workforce. Our Modern Apprenticeship Programme enables young adults throughout Scotland to gain their SCQF Level 7 in Social Services, Children & Young People & Social Services, Health and Social Care. All of our candidates benefit from the support of a one to one assessor who will guide them through their qualification. They will use an e-portfolio system making training accessible and efficient and will be provided with a range of free reference materials. Our assessors are skilled training professionals with relevant qualifications and significant experience in the care sector; this ensures our candidates are being trained to the highest standard. We ensure all avenues of support are available providing the highest level of support from recruitment to qualification and on-going employment.

Experiential Play

Experiential Play offers Modern Apprenticeships, SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF levels 6, 7 and 8 at our training centre in Glasgow as well as professional development training all over the country for those involved in the early learning and childcare sector. Our training programmes are designed to empower, enrich, motivate and revitalise staff working with children across all age ranges and settings. Our courses will help your staff to improve practice, stay aware of new issues and current legislation and reflect on provision. We pride ourselves on the individual support offered to each candidate and the high quality of our teaching programme and qualification delivery. We have an excellent training centre in the North of Glasgow where all of our classes are taught with an extensive range of resources and a practice classroom available to all candidates, we try to make all of our classes as practical and hands on as possible to help ensure that candidates are linking theory and practice to ensure that they each become an effective and well-rounded team member.

Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulatory body for social service workers in Scotland. If you start a career in early learning and childcare you will need to register with us. We set qualification requirements for your role and make sure you are trusted, skilled and confident.

Speak with us at the event to learn about

  • the national Codes of Practice for people working in social services and their employers
  • free learning resources to support your professional development
  • how to gain the qualification required for registration with the SSSC
  • career pathways available across social services.

To keep up to date with social service news and current developments

South Lanarkshire College

South Lanarkshire College is a bright, modern and forward-thinking college where our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our positive ethos and culture and our supportive, inclusive environment support our students to be successful in their qualifications. Our Higher Education, full-time student attainment rates are the highest in Scotland and our Further Education student attainment rates are well above the Scottish average.

At our state-of-the-art campus in East Kilbride we offer a wide portfolio of courses across three faculties and have a large Early Education and Childcare department within our Faculty of Care. We deliver Early Years programmes at a variety of different levels in a high-quality learning environment with outstanding facilities, delivered by well-qualified, experienced staff. All our courses have a supported practical placement in a variety of Early Years establishments.

Courses range from introductory-level courses at National 4 and 5 up to Higher National Certificates and Professional Development Awards in Childhood Practice. We also offer a Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) in Childhood Practice for students who may have few or no qualifications or, who have been out of education for a period of time. For students still at school, we offer the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services: Children and Young People, as well as a Childcare and Playworker National Progression Award at National 5.

We work with our students to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to help them reach their goals, preparing them to be confident to go out into the world of work. For many of our students, success in their chosen course of study and achieving a recognised qualification means an assured future in employment or higher education.


TIGERS Early Years are a well-established, respected training provider working within Scotland in partnership with early education providers. We specialise in the delivery of pre-apprenticeships, modern apprenticeships and continuous professional learning through our relationship led practices.

TIGERS value and recognise the importance of relationships being embedded in practice from working with our youngest children right through to developing a quality and confident, skilled workforce. We believe that by creating positive attachments with our partners will enhance learning, engage individuals and incorporate experiential learning. As Scottish Training Federation Provider of the Year 2017 we strive to maintain a quality early learning and childcare programme to support all in gaining recognised qualifications including Social Services Children and Young People SCQF Level 7 and SCQF Level 9

West Lothian College

West Lothian College is an award winning provider of further education based in Livingston, West Lothian. The College offers the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, offering a diverse curriculum to approximately 8000 learners.

Focused on being innovative in the delivery of high quality learning and supporting the needs of young learners, the College is led by Mhairi Harrington who won the TES UK FE Leader of the Year award in 2015 and was recently also awarded an OBE for Services to Education.

West Lothian College operates out of its main campus in Livingston. With a vibrant, modern and innovative learning environment, the College is well equipped to ensure that students have the best facilities and resources to help develop their learning and skills. For 2015-16 it was established that 96% of all HN graduates are now in positive destinations.

West Lothian College has an excellent reputation and attainment level in the delivery of Childcare Qualifications across Scotland. We work with various local authorities and private providers delivering a wide range of SVQ's in both Playwork and Social Services Children and Young People at level 2, 3 and 4.