Decide if this is the right framework for you, then...

Back to search

This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for any employee who wants to pursue a career in a design-related role. There are two levels. Newcomers to design can learn the fundamentals, while those with experience can develop their knowledge and apply best practice. The higher level is also suitable for former design students and graduates, as it bridges the gap between the school, college or university curriculum, and the practical skills needed in the workplace.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in Design Support at SCQF Level 5.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

Once employees have completed this apprenticeship, they will be qualified for roles such as:

  • Desktop publishing assistant
  • Junior graphic designer
  • Technical illustrator
  • Junior product designer
  • Assistant copywriter

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a qualification in Design Support at SCQF Level 7.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship. However, some experience in design is needed, so we recommend that newcomers to the industry complete the Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 5 first.

Progression and development

Once employees have completed this apprenticeship, they will be qualified for roles such as:

  • Desktop publishing assistant
  • Junior graphic designer
  • Technical illustrator
  • Junior product designer
  • Assistant copywriter

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
Back to search