Scotland Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships provide employees with hands-on experience of learning from their employer and the chance to work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

They offer lots of benefits to businesses, from providing dedicated workers to increasing business competitiveness. The apprentice develops their skills and knowledge through a package of learning at work and off-the-job learning at college.

Modern Apprenticeships involve a partnership between the apprentice, employer and training provider and are open to anyone aged 16 or over.

Funding for college training is focussed on those aged 16-19. A smaller amount is available for those aged 20-24. Public funding is not available after that, but employers sometimes make up the difference themselves. 

Most Modern Apprenticeships are available at two different levels. Depending upon the industry and the level, they will take between 1–3 years to complete.

 

Review of current SVQ's and Modern Apprenticeships

During 2017, Lantra will be working with industry experts, training providers, colleges and employers to review the following SVQ's and Modern Apprenticeships (MA's):

  • Trees and Timber SVQ's SCQF Level 5 and 6 and SCQF Level 5 and 6 Modern Apprenticeship.  Review of the Trees and Timber Level 2 and 3 SVQs - 3rd August to 24th September.  Please follow this link to the Trees and Timber SVQ Consultation Page.

 

  • Gamekeeping Level 2 and 3 SVQs and Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship.  Review of the Game and Wildlife Management Level 2 and 3 SVQs - 28th July to 24th September.  Please follow this link to the Gamekeeping SVQ Consultation Page.

 

  • Equine SVQ's SCQF Level 4, 5 and 6 and SCQF Level 5 and 6 Modern Apprenticeship.  Review of the Horse Care Level 1 and 2 SVQ and Horse Care and Management Level 3 SVQ - 24th July to 27th August.  Please follow this link to the Equine SVQ Consultation Page.

 

Development of a New SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships

Lantra are currently developing a NEW higher level Technical Apprenticeship and SVQ called Land Use and Enterprise.  This will include Agriculture, Trees and Timber, Gamekeeping and Fisheries Management at SCQF Level 8/9.  To review the proposed SVQ Structure please follow this link to the Consultation Page.

 

If you are interested in becoming involved in the review of current SVQ's and Modern Apprenticeships or the development of the New SVQ and Modern Apprenticeship, either through attending meetings to review the SVQ structures, SCQF level and credit of units, review of the Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks or through feeding in to the consultations, please contact the apprenticeship team.

Trees and Timber working groups for SVQ's will run between June and August and the consultation will run in September.  The MA working groups will run between July and October and the consultation will run in November.

Gamekeeping working groups for the SVQ's will run between June and August and the consultation will run in September.  The MA working groups will run between July and October and the consultation will run in November.

Equine working groups for the SVQ's will run between June and July and the consultation will run in August.  The MA working groups will run between July and September and the consultation will run in October.

Higher Level SVQ and Modern Apprenticeship development will commence with SVQ working groups between July and September and the consultation will run in August.  The MA working groups will run between September and October and the consultation will run in November.

 

New Modern Apprenticeships

 

  • The review of the Aquaculture Modern Apprenticeship at Level 2 and 3 and the development of a new Level 4 framework was completed at the beginning of 2016.  The revised Level 2 and 3 framework and the new level 4 framework are available on the SDS website
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  • A new Modern Apprenticeship at Level 2 and 3 in Rural Skills is now available. To find out more please follow this link

 

Contact

To speak to the Apprenticeship Team regarding any development work, becoming an apprentice, apprenticeship queries, provider queries or any other general Modern Apprenticeship queries either ring our office on 02476 696996 or alternatively e-mail the Apprenticeship Team.