Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships provide paid employment and the opportunity to train for jobs to anyone over 16. Modern Apprenticeships are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications. They help learners start a career without having to study full-time.

The CBI, TUC and a wide range of employers support Modern Apprenticeships. Sector Skills Councils work with industry to develop the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks. Modern Apprenticeships can also be the basis for training more established employees.

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Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks

Modern Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of sectors. Sector Skills Councils decide on the format of training.

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Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ)

The occupational SVQs for the sector at SCQF levels 6 and 7 are the core of every framework. Some frameworks may specify progression routes. Apprentices may start work towards an SVQ at SCQF level 5 and then progress to the SVQ at SCQF levels 6 and 7.

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