Modern Apprenticeships at SQA

Develop skills, gain a qualification, and get paid.

Our established apprenticeship programme offers valuable workplace skills and experience from day one. You will be part of an innovative public organisation with several business functions to give you a well-rounded experience. By combining a nationally recognised qualification with on-the-job training, an SQA Modern Apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and transferable skills you need to kickstart your career.

Both the one and two year Modern Apprenticeship programmes offer the opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification. Assessed on-the-job, meaning no exams or tests you will work towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Business and Administration. For the two-year programme you will also be working towards a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business which you will study at college on a day release programme. Each qualification provides gives you to knowledge to progress in your further career or future education.

Once you achieve your Modern Apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent role with us or with another organisation - we will help you there either way! 85% of graduates have secured permanent roles at SQA and those who chose to leave SQA used their transferable skills to go onto positive destinations including studying at university, roles in HR, Marketing and Customer Service and even onto another apprenticeship now they better understood their career ambitions.

We have two office locations ¿ our Lowden office at Shawfair Business Park near Dalkeith on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and our office in Glasgow city centre. We operate a Smarter Working Programme so you may not be based in the office 100% of the time, you may also be required to work from home.