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Rural industries including agriculture, gamekeeping and wildlife management, fisheries management and forestry, are very important to the economy of Scotland. This Technical Apprenticeship provides a chance to work alongside qualified, experienced colleagues carrying out real work with all of the issues that go along with this.

The qualification

SCQF Level 8

Your apprentice will complete an SVQ in Rural and Land Use Management at SCQF Level 8.

Entry requirements

Recommended entry requirements have been agreed with industry as ‘Operating at or educated to SCQF level 6/7’ to ensure that the candidate has sufficient breadth of knowledge, understanding and work experience to undertake the apprenticeship. However, each candidate will be reviewed on their own merit.

Progression and development

Following the completion of the Modern Apprenticeship, candidates should be able to achieve management positions in this sector. It would also allow learners to move on to a suitable degree course, subject to acceptance by the University/College.

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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 12-24 months to complete.

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The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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