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Description

This Modern Apprenticeship supports your employees to win solid rocks and minerals and to process these to make raw materials for other industries. Winning is achieved by quarrying, mining or dredging.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for one of the below qualifications;

  • SVQ in Plant Operations Extractives at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) at SCQF Level
  • SVQ in Processing Operations for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries at SCQF Level 5 SVQ in Plant Operations Extractives at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ Processing Operations for the Extractives and Minerals Processing Industries at SCQF Level 5
  • SVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) at SCQF Level 6
Entry requirements

Modern Apprentices must be employed by an Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries employer and working in Scotland. Due to health and safety regulations for young people on quarry sites, age restrictions may apply according to specific locations and job roles. Therefore age 18 is usually the youngest age for apprentices, although exceptions are possible in some circumstances.

Progression and development

SCQF Level 5

After completing this apprenticeship, candidates could progress onto a range of careers in the sector. This includes:

  • Processing Plant Operator
  • Mobile Plant Operator
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Plant maintenance fitter

 

Other opportunities for progression include:

 

  • Entry to the SCQF Level 6 Modern Apprenticeship
  • Supervisory roles and occupations within the extractive, mineral processing and associated manufacturing industries
  • Other operative or technical occupations in the sector such as Laboratory Technician, Weighbridge Operator, Driller, Shotfirer, Maintenance Engineer
  • Entry onto other sector training or higher education courses

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for one of the below qualifications;

  • SVQ Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance at SCQF level 6
  • SVQ Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) at SCQF Level 7
  • SVQ Weighbridge Operations at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Processing Operations for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ in Weighbridge Operations at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ Processing Operations for the Extractives and Minerals Processing Industries at SCQF Level 6
  • SVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) at SCQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Modern Apprentices must be employed by an Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries employer and working in Scotland. Due to health and safety regulations for young people on quarry sites, age restrictions may apply according to specific locations and job roles. Therefore age 18 is usually the youngest age for apprentices, although exceptions are possible in some circumstances.

Progression and development

After completing this apprenticeship, candidates could progress onto a range of careers in the sector. This includes:

  • Processing Plant Operator
  • Mobile Plant Operator
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Plant maintenance fitter

Other opportunities for progression include:

  • Supervisory roles and occupations within the extractive, mineral processing and associated manufacturing industries
  • Other operative or technical occupations in the sector such as Laboratory Technician, Weighbridge Operator, Driller, Shotfirer, Maintenance Engineer
  • Entry onto other sector training or higher education courses

SCQF qualifications 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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