Modern apprentices are employed, they train and study to gain an accredited qualification which is recognised by the industry they’re working in.
There are four different levels of modern apprenticeship:
- modern apprenticeships at SCQF 5 (SVQ 2)
- modern apprenticeships at SCQF 6/7 (SVQ 3)
- technical apprenticeships at SCQF 8/9
- professional apprenticeships at SCQF 10 (SVQ 5)
To become a modern apprentice, you will usually need three or more National 4s (or Standard Grades at general level). Depending on the skills and qualifications you have, you may be able to start with a higher level modern apprenticeship.
You can go on into full employment, take a higher level modern or graduate level apprenticeship, or go into higher education upon completion.
Useful summaries of each type of modern apprenticeship and the related job roles are on the My World of Work website.