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Working in regulatory services means you play a vital role in ensuring markets and businesses stay compliant which benefits employers, employees, consumers and the economy. You could work within trading standards in a local authority providing advice or enforcement or in environmental health helping with infection control or sampling food and water.

 Learn about consumer protection or intellectual property. Gain skills in dog control, insect control, rodent control and pesticides. Be involved in sampling techniques, product safety or food safety materials. Whatever you choose, you could play a key role in helping keeping businesses, customers and employees safe. 

What's the qualification?

Youll gain a qualification in Regulatory Services at SCQF Level 7.


SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

As part of your apprenticeship, youll learn about Regulatory Services within the Trading Standards sector, Environmental Health or other regulatory services.

Youll also develop the following core skills:

  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Numeracy

Where could it take me?

There are a range of options to pursue with this Modern Apprenticeship. 

Further study: Choose to increase your knowledge through another apprenticeship. You could develop more skills and experience by undertaking a degree in Regulatory Services. This would mean you could become a fully qualified Officer. 

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the sector. If you work in Trading Standards, you could go into the following roles:  

  • Technical Assistant
  • Technician
  • Assistant Trading Standards Officer 

If you work in Environmental Health, you could work as: 

  • Enforcement Officer Environmental Health
  • Technical Assistant
  • Technician
  • Dog Warden
  • Pest Control Officer
  • Enforcement Officer
  • Contaminated Land Officer
  • Sampling Officer
  • Air Quality Officer

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship.


There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship.

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