From artists to metalworkers, there are a vast range of jobs available to you in Scotland’s craft skills and design industries. This includes roles in traditional crafts, manufacture, business promotion, curation and many other related fields. Express your creative talent as a textiles designer. Maintain priceless artwork as an art technician. Create an income from your passion as a craft business owner.
You can dedicate yourself to your favourite type of craft and you’ll get to learn innovative techniques and practices. Whatever your area of study in craft skills, this apprenticeship will deliver the expertise you require to make a living from your artistic abilities.
You will receive a Modern Apprenticeship qualification in Skills for Craft Businesses at SCQF level 7. This Modern Apprenticeship includes:
Depending on the units that you choose, you will learn how to:
You will also develop the following core skills:
These core skills will assist you across a broad range of industries including art and design, business, retail, marketing and many other related sectors.
There are lots of options for your career once you complete this Modern Apprenticeship. Take on additional education or go straight into a job with everything you have learnt so far.
Further education: Continue to develop and refine your craft skills with further qualifications. For example, you could begin a higher-level apprenticeship in a subject such as Jewellery Manufacturing CAD/CAM or Silverware Manufacturing. You can also begin further SVQ qualifications in your chosen craft specialism.
Straight to work: After completing the apprenticeship, you could begin a career in jobs such as:
There are no formal requirements to secure a place on this apprenticeship. However, it is advised you undertake related work experience. This will show your suitability for the apprenticeship to potential employers.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 15 months to complete on average.