Scotland’s career development sector is fast-paced and there’s lots of jobs to choose from.  Study for a technical apprenticeship in career development and be part of an sector that is dedicated to ongoing personal development, training and providing job support.

The apprenticeship gives you an idea of what it means to help develop the career paths of different people. You'll learn how to make connections across various partners, help people utilise digital tools and employability resource,  and support job seekers to engage with employers and training providers

Scotland’s career development sector is diverse and there’s a lot of opportunity for progression. You'll improve your recruitment knowledge and thrive in employability type roles within the career development sector.  With this apprenticeship, you could go on and study to become a professionally qualified careers adviser; helping people overcome barriers to their career development and identify and progress their career goals. 

You'll also learn to develop your networking skills and gain transferrable skills which you can use in another industry.

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification in career information, advice and employability support at SCQF level 9The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in career information, advice and employability support at SCQF leve9.   
  • Work experience in a dynamic and exciting industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Provide ongoing career information
  • Utilise labour market information
  • Enable customers to access professional careers advice
  • Enable customers to access partner support
  • Advocate for customers with partners
  • Help customers take forward actions for their career goals
  • Utilise digital tools and resources for career development
  • Create lasting client relationships
  • Develop strong connections with co-workers
  • Plan, run and evaluate projects

This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:   

  • Working as a team   
  • Communication  
  • Time management 
  • Problem-solving   


Where could it take me?

This Technical Apprenticeship gives you different options. Choose to continue your education or find a career development job.   

Further study: Continue your studies with a career development post graduate degree (SCQF 11) at university. The qualification required to be a sector endorsed qualified Careers Adviser. Your experience will support your application.

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the career development sector. With this apprenticeship, you could go on to the following jobs: 

  • Recruiter
  • Careers Assistant
  • Employability coach
  • Administrator
  • Placement liaison officer
  • Motivational speaker


Entry requirements

Although there are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship, it’s useful to have completed the modern apprenticeship in career development.  


This Technical Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.  

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