In the digital age, having technology skills is essential for working in different sectors. Studying for an apprenticeship in digital applications can help to expand your IT and digital knowledge. Learn how to solve problems and be part of an industry that’s going from strength to strength. 

Whether you’re interested in IT or digital marketing, the apprenticeship can teach you valuable skills. Youll have the chance to learn about different application software packages and multimedia platforms. Learn what it means to set up an IT system and provide ongoing support.  

There are plenty of jobs available in Scotland’s digital marketing sector. Learn how to create dynamic websites in an agency. Put your technology skills to good use as an IT technician. Whatever digital job you are interested in, the apprenticeship can kick start your career into the digital world.   

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 6 in digital applications. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of an SVQ in digital applications at SCQF level 6.  
  • Work experience in a growing and diverse industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Work with different software packages 
  • Troubleshoot in an office environment 
  • Build a network through lasting relationships with colleagues 
  • Develop your digital marketing knowledge 
  • Set up IT systems 
  • Carry out best technical IT practices   

You will also develop the following core skills:   

  • Team work 
  • Communication   
  • Time management   
  • Problem-solving   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as data entry clerk and website developer.  

Where could it take me?

There’s a range of options when you complete this Modern Apprenticeship. Carry on your education with a digital qualification or find a full-time job.    

Further education: Carry on your studies with an SCQF level 8 apprenticeship in digital applications or apply for an IT degree. Your experience will support your university application.    

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the digital marketing industry. There are several examples below: 

  • Website developer  
  • IT support technician  
  • Data entry clerk  
  • Database developer   
  • IT supervisor    

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship.  


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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