Over the last year, FARE has worked with a total of 19 Modern Apprentices. The apprentices have been based in FARE to complete their training as well as within partner organisations across the North of Glasgow.

During their training, FARE assessors have supported apprentices to undertake Vocational Qualifications as well as other training & development opportunities. These include Core Skills Level 5 assessments in Numeracy and information & Communication Technology, First Aid @ Work, Mental Health First Aid, Health & Safety @ Work, Manual Handling and Food Hygiene.

The MA Programme has allowed FARE to help a future generation of Youth and Community Workers to take their first steps in the world of employment. We give them the knowledge to identify and support communities to overcome barriers and challenges.

Case Studies


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As a Modern Apprentice at FARE I gained an SVQ Level 3 in Youth Work. My knowledge of working with young people and working with the community grew majorly. I gained many opportunities I would not have gotten such as; the opportunity to go to London for a national competition, a certificate of recognition from The Trades House of Glasgow. I had the experience to go on a youth exchange with another youth facility from Dublin, I had the experience of going on a summer trip to Butlins, taking young people from the community on a holiday like experience. From the start to the end of my apprenticeship I would say my confidence and maturity has grown. FARE put me on external training days to enhance my skills whilst on the course. The Modern Apprentice scheme is a great opportunity to develop and gain knowledge in youth work. I enjoyed my apprenticeship with FARE as I felt welcomed, valued and there is always someone there to help you when needed.

I would recommend being a Modern Apprentice with FARE because without it I wouldn’t have had the courage to gain my HNC in Working with Communities. The Modern Apprentice scheme opened up many learning opportunities and helps pave the way for a great future. Most recently, through the MA programme and my studies at college, I was offered an unconditional offer to university.

callum bennet

During my time as a Modern Apprentice at FARE I’d say I grew my knowledge and skills of youth working as well as growing as a person. When I started my apprenticeship in July, I was rather quiet not really speaking to anyone however the staff always made me feel welcome and helped me whenever I needed it. It’s safe to say that I really enjoyed my apprenticeship as it allowed me not only to gain new skills and knowledge and that being a SVQ Level 3 in Youth Working, the ability to work with young people of any age and allowing for great opportunities for example during my Modern apprenticeship myself and the other MA’s at the time competed and won the Money for Life Award in Stirling and came second during the bigger national competition in London.

To conclude, I’d highly recommend the Modern Apprenticeship scheme that FARE provides. It grants a wide range of new experiences and learning opportunities in the field of youth work & community development.

callum bennet

During my time as a Modern Apprentice at FARE I’d say I grew my knowledge and skills of youth working as well as growing as a person. When I started my apprenticeship in July, I was rather quiet not really speaking to anyone however the staff always made me feel welcome and helped me whenever I needed it. It’s safe to say that I really enjoyed my apprenticeship as it allowed me not only to gain new skills and knowledge and that being a SVQ Level 3 in Youth Working, the ability to work with young people of any age and allowing for great opportunities for example during my Modern apprenticeship myself and the other MA’s at the time competed and won the Money for Life Award in Stirling and came second during the bigger national competition in London.

To conclude, I’d highly recommend the Modern Apprenticeship scheme that FARE provides. It grants a wide range of new experiences and learning opportunities in the field of youth work & community development.