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This Modern Apprenticeship is designed to help employers train and develop their workforce across a range of specialist construction skills. Employees can choose the most appropriate learning route from around 15 subject areas, such as scaffolding, demolition, insulation and building treatments, roofing, and dry lining. The level 6 qualification will be beneficial for employees following a career in scaffolding or offshore scaffolding, or thermal insulation.


SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF Level 5 in one of:

  • Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing
  • Scaffolding
  • Lightning Conductor Engineering
  • Steeplejacking
  • Roof Sheeting and Cladding
  • Demolition
  • Demolition Plant
  • Insulation and building treatments
  • Innovative Methods of Construction
  • Ceiling Fixing
    Dry Lining – Finishing
  • Dry Lining – Fixing
  • Concrete Drilling and Sawing
  • Steel Fixing Occupations
  • Thermal Insulation
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

Once they complete this apprenticeship, your employees will be able to operate effectively in a role related to their chosen training route. They can also progress to the SCQF level 6 Construction Specialist Modern Apprenticeship, or to an apprenticeship in another area of construction.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 6 in Scaffolding and Offshore Scaffolding, or Thermal Insulation.

Entry requirements

While there are no specific entry requirements for this apprenticeship, it will be beneficial if employees have completed a previous qualification in this area, such as the Construction Specialist Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 5, or have relevant experience.

Progression and development

After completing this apprenticeship, employees will be ready to take on a skilled role in their area of achievement. They can also choose to complement the skills and knowledge they have gained with an apprenticeship in another construction subject.

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

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