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This Modern Apprenticeship is offered at two levels. It can help you train new entrants to the extractive, minerals processing and associated manufacturing industry, but also provides a way to upskill existing staff. There’s a choice of pathways, making it suitable for employees wanting to go into technical, practical and specialised roles across the sector.
Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in one of:
There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship, although health and safety restrictions usually require candidates to be over 18.
After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and knowledge they need in the following types of roles:
They could also progress onto further qualifications including the SCQF level 6 Modern Apprenticeship, and courses in higher education.
Your employee will study for one of the following:
Candidates should have completed the Minerals Extraction and Processing Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 5, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.
After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and knowledge they need for roles including:
With some additional training, they could progress to supervisory or technical roles
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.
It will take between 12-24 months to complete.
The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.
Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.0800 783 6000