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This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for employees interested in furthering their career progression in the Occupational Health industry. It can lead to roles such as a Health and Safety Manager or Director Responsible for Health and Safety.

The qualification

SCQF level 9

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 9 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. 

Entry requirements

There are no set routes of entry into the Modern Apprenticeship. However, qualifications are  available and provides a good basis for entry to this role, including the Level 7 Occupational Health and Safety Practice Modern Apprenticeship.

Progression and development

After completing the apprenticeship, employees will have the skills and knowledge to progress into further education or training. They could progress into higher roles and move into jobs such as:

  • Health and Safety Manager
  • SHEQ Manager
  • Director Responsible for Health and Safety
  • Safety Manager

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.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level 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 around 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. 

0800 783 6000