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 worked with industry experts, training providers, colleges and employers to review the following SVQ's and Modern Apprenticeships (MA's):

 

  • Equine SVQ's SCQF Level 4, 5 and 6 and SCQF Level 5 and 6 Modern Apprenticeship.  The SVQ's are currently being submitted to SQA accreditations by EQL for full approval.  The Modern Apprenticeship are currently being submitted to MAG for full approval.

 

  • Trees and Timber SVQ's SCQF Level 5 and 6 and SCQF Level 5 and 6 Modern Apprenticeship.  The SVQ's are currently being submitted to SQA accreditations by SQA Awarding Body for full approval.  The Modern Apprenticeship are currently being submitted to MAG for full approval.

 

  • Gamekeeping SVQ's SCQF Level 5 and 6 and SCQF Level 5 Modern Apprenticeship.  The SVQ's are currently being submitted to SQA accreditations by SQA Awarding Body for full approval.  The Modern Apprenticeship are currently being submitted to MAG for full approval.

 

    Development of a New SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships

    Lantra are currently developing a NEW higher level SVQ called Rural Land Use and Resource Management, with a view to develop a higher level Technical Apprenticehsip in 2018.  This will include Agriculture, Trees and Timber, Gamekeeping and Fisheries Management at SCQF Level 8/9.   The new SVQ will be submitted to SQA accreditation for appproval in February 2018.

     

    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.