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This Professional Apprenticeship is designed to provide a structured career pathway for employees working at senior supervisory or management level in supply chain management. It helps build skills in your business so staff can progress within their chosen role, or move up in management.

The qualification

SCQF level 11

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 11 in Supply Chain Management.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have at least one of the following:

  • SCQF level 7 Supply Chain Management
  • SCQF level 8 Technical Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management
  • CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply
  • HNC/HND in Supply Chain Management
  • Degree in supply chain management or a related area
Progression and development

After completing the Professional Apprenticeship, employees will have the skills needed for the following types of roles:

  • Supply chain manager
  • Supply chain specialist
  • Distribution project manager

They could also progress into higher education or work towards Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply recognition.

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.

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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