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The construction industry is a fast moving and diverse industry with many occupational routes. The Construction Industry Training Board has identified the sector as having four distinct areas: Construction Building, Construction Civil Engineering, Construction Specialist and Construction Technical and Professional. The construction sector provides site management for building and civil engineering, highways maintenance and repair, surveying, buying, planning and residential development.

The qualification

SCQF Level 11

Your apprentice will complete a Professional Apprenticeship in Construction at SCQF Level 11.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this framework. Achievement of academic qualifications such as Standard Grades and Highers is one way of assessing the suitability of applicants. However, each candidate will be reviewed on their own merit and employers should also be aware of newer vocational qualifications or vocational activity undertaken out with an academic institution, such as volunteering activity.

Progression and development

Following completion of this apprenticeship, candidates will be able to progress onto a range of qualifications within the construction sector. The Construction Industry Training Board promotes progression from Skills for Work and National Progression Awards to Modern Apprenticeships. This route is highly valued by employers and provides a pool of learners who have experience in some of the practical and employability skills required in the industry.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete?

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Need a little more information or advice?

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