This Modern Apprenticeship supports you 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.

What's the qualification?

SCQF level 5

You 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

 

SCQF level 6

You 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

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn industry specific skills based on the qualification you undertake.

You will also develop the following core skills:   

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like dental practice management.   


Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you many options. Choose to continue your studies with a degree in dental hygiene or go on to a full-time job.   

Further education: 

  • Entry to the SCQF Level 6 Modern Apprenticeship
  • Entry onto other sector training or higher education courses

 

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to get a job in the industry. Some are listed below;

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

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.

Duration

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

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