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This Modern Apprenticeship helps you train employees with roles in sawmilling, manufacturing and construction. It’s offered at two levels – for people who are completely new to these industries, and for those who want to develop their skills further. This apprenticeship includes a choice of different learning pathways, making it suitable across a range of roles.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in one of:

  • Sawmilling
  • Merchant Supplies — Timber
  • Wood Machining (Furniture)
  • Engineered Wood
  • Wood Products Manufacturing
Entry requirements

Candidates should be employed in the wood and timber industry and work in Scotland.

Progression and development

After completing this qualification, your employees will be able to take on more specialised tasks in their area of expertise, and/or move onto the SCQF level 6 Modern Apprenticeship.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6/7

Your employee will study for a qualification in one of:

  • Merchant Supplies – Timber at SCQF level 7
  • Engineered Wood at SCQF level 6
  • Wood Products Manufacture at SCQF level 6 
Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the level 5 SCQF Modern Apprenticeship or have equivalent qualifications or experience. They should be employed in the wood and timber industry and work in Scotland.

Progression and development

After completing this qualification, your employees will be able to:

  • Move into a more specialised job role in the wood and timber industry, including higher level jobs such as team leader/supervisor, or other functional areas such as design, marketing, sales, planning, procurement, finance or warehouse and distribution.
  • Progress onto higher-level qualifications, including assessor and verifier qualifications.

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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