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The apprenticeship is for employees working with fin fish, shellfish and hatcheries. The structure of this apprenticeship is open, so that as an employer you can choose the units that are most appropriate for the job at hand. It’s designed to support employees with little or no experience build the skills they need to succeed, or help those who already have experience to develop further.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for an SCQF level 5 qualification in Aquaculture.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but apprentices should be competent to achieve the qualification, enjoy working with machinery and have a positive attitude.

Progression and development

After completing this level, employees could secure positions such as farm assistant/worker, farm technician or fish husbandry person. They could also progress onto the MA at SCQF level 7.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for an SCQF level 7 qualification in Aquaculture.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but apprentices should be competent to achieve the qualification, enjoy working with machinery and have a positive attitude.

Progression and development

After completing this level, employees could secure positions such as farm assistant/worker, farm technician or fish husbandry person. They could also progress onto the MA at SCQF level 7.

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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