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This Modern Apprenticeship framework develops the skills and knowledge employees need to work in electrical installation. It’s aimed at those who have little or no experience in the sector. After completion, they could work in roles such as an electrician, project manager or electronic engineer.

The qualification

SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a qualification in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7.

Entry requirements

Candidates don’t need any previous experience at this level.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, employees could progress to other learning programmes such as a level 4 HNC, HND or degree. This could lead to membership of a professional body. They could also progress their career within the industry to take on roles such as:

  • Approved Electrician
  • Technician
  • Designer/estimator
  • Project manager
  • Site/workshop supervisor or manager
  • Electrical/electronic engineer
  • Sales engineer/commercial manager

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How much will it cost?


We will contribute towards the training costs, paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use the contribution tables to work out the funding level for this framework:

Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (16-24 age group)
Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (25+ age group)

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 which will meet the needs of your business.


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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