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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employers to bring in new talent, as well as upskilling and retraining existing staff in construction building occupations. Different training options include: qualifications in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, floor covering, painting and decorating, plastering, roofing occupations, stonemasonry, timber frame erection, wall and floor tiling, or woodmachining.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for an MA at SCQF level 5 in one of:

  • Roofing Occupations
  • Wood Occupations: Timber Frame Erection
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

There are clear progression routes within the Construction: Building apprenticeship. Your employee could move onto the SCQF level 6 apprenticeship in Construction: Building.

Or, they could progress from specialist occupations into supervisory technical occupations at SCQF level 6, or Technical and Professsional apprenticeships.

They may choose to move into further or higher education in a related subject.

 

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for an MA at SCQF level 6 in one of:

  • Trowel Occupations (Construction)
  • Wood Occupations (Construction): Carpentry and Joinery
  • Floorcovering Occupations (Construction)
  • Decorative Finishes (Construction): Painter and Decorator
  • Plastering (Construction)
  • Roofing Occupations (Construction)
  • Stonemasonry (Construction)
  • Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction)
  • Woodmachining (Construction/Sawmilling Extrusion)
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. It may be helpful if candidates have completed the MA at SCQF level 5 or have some experience in the industry.

Progression and development

After completing this level, your employee could progress from specialist occupations into supervisory technical occupations at SCQF level 6, or Technical and Professsional apprenticeships.

They may choose to move into further or higher education in a related subject.

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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