Modern Apprenticeships comprise a package of three main components:
Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ)
SVQs are certificates of vocational education which are specific to the job role. They are delivered through a combination of practical (on-the-job) and knowledge-based (off-the-job) learning and assessments
Core Skills consists of:
- Problem solving
- Working with others
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
All five of these skills must be included, at a level which is relevant to the level of the apprenticeship.
Communications, problem solving and working with others are integrated into the apprenticeship, whilst ICT and numeracy are often taught as separate subjects.
The minimum requirements for Core Skills are set by Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).
Design and teaching
Core Skills design and teaching varies according to occupational area.
As a guide, more traditional occupations tend to use a curriculum-driven model – integrating both ‘on-the job’ and ‘off-the-job’ training; while newer service-based occupations tend to rely more heavily upon an assessment-driven model. For these, the assessor will need to interpret and cross-reference much of the evidence.
Apprentices may be required to complete additional training to support their apprenticeship learning. Details will be outlined in the Framework and will typically be knowledge-based qualifications to support their SVQ.
Skills Development Scotland has more about Modern Apprenticeships
Our Modern Apprenticeships
We offer the following Modern Apprenticeships:
- Social Services and Healthcare Levels 2 and 3
- Hairdressing and Barbering
- Hair & Beauty
- Travel and Tourism
- SVQs in Social Services, Children and Young People
- Children's Care, Learning and Development
- Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Vehicle Accident Repair
- Motor Vehicles
- Customer Service
- SVQ in Food and Drink Operations
- Catering & Hospitality
- Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals Qualifications
- Business and Administration
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