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This Technical Apprenticeship is suitable for any employee who performs a health and safety role in their organisation, regardless of previous experience. After completion, they will understand the moral, legal, and financial implications of all occupational health practices.

The qualification

SCQF level 9

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF Level 9 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be employed in Scotland.

Progression and development

After completing this Technical Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and knowledge they need for roles such as:

  • Health and safety manager
  • SHEQ manager
  • Director responsible for health and safety
  • Safety 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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