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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees gain skills and competence they need for roles in facilities services. It’s offered at two levels to support new entrants and for upskilling existing employees so they can take on leadership roles in facilities management. The SCQF level 5 qualification covers skills in cleaning, security, basic building maintenance, reception, and customer care in the facilities management industry. 

The qualification

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in Facilities Services at SCQF level 5.

Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, employees could progress into roles such as:

  • Facilities Operative
  • Estates Operative/Officer
  • Maintenance Operative Officer

Successful apprentices could also improve their skills and knowledge by studying for SCQF level 5 in areas such as.

  • Security systems
  • Plumbing
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Facilities management

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?

Call our advisers to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

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