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This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for employees interested in furthering their career progression in the Occupational Health industry, in roles such as Health and Safety Officer or Advisor.

The qualification

SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 7 in Occupational Health and Safety.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-defined routes of entry into the Modern Apprenticeship however, work based qualifications such as Higher National Qualifications related to health and safety are widely available and all provide a good basis for entry to this pathway. National Qualifications also provide a solid base to build on. Candidates should be employed and working in Scotland.

Progression and development

After completion, employees will have the skills and knowledge to progress into further education or training. They may also pursue higher level jobs within the industry such as Team Leader/Supervisor. Example job roles are Health and Safety Officer and Health and Safety Advisor. 

SCQF qualification levels explained

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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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