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This Technical Apprenticeship is for anyone employed in the jewellery or silversmithing industry, but who have had little or no formal training. It focuses on filling the most required skills, particularly manufacturing and technical expertise. Apprentices can choose from two qualifications, based on which is most relevant to their career path.

The qualification

SCQF level 8

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 8 in either Jewellery and Silverware Manufacturing or Jewellery Manufacturing CAD/CAM.

Your employees can also choose to complete a first aid certificate as part of this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

Employees who complete this apprenticeship will have the skills they need for job roles such as:

  • Senior jewellery manufacturer/senior goldsmith
  • Senior silverware manufacturer/senior silversmith
  • Senior CAD/CAM designer

Employees who want to continue their training can move onto courses in higher education, for example, a BA Hons or BDes in jewellery and metal design, jewellery and silversmithing, jewellery and silversmithing design or three-dimensional design.

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.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level 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 employees 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.

Sound right for your business?

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

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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