Delivering apprenticeships

What a learning provider does

A learning provider is any organisation that offers structured work-based learning and training. You must have a contract with Skills Development Scotland and you can be:  

  • a college or university
  • an independent learning provider
  • an employer who provides learning and training
  • a local authority  

As a learning provider you will offer learning and training to apprentices alongside their employer. Skills Development Scotland works with you to help you get started as a learning provider for apprenticeships. How this works depends on the type of apprenticeship you want to deliver.  

The following guides will help you to get started as a learning provider for Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships. 

Foundation Apprenticeships

We'll guide you through the process of delivering your Foundation Apprenticeship contract or becoming a provider.

Learn how to deliver Foundation Apprenticeship training

Modern Apprenticeships

Read the steps and resources you'll need to become a provider or to deliver your Modern Apprenticeship contract.

Find out about Modern Apprenticeship training

Graduate Apprenticeships

Use our guide and resources to help you through the process of delivering a Graduate Apprenticeship contract.

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Become a learning provider

If you want to train the workforce of tomorrow, find out how to apply to become a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) learning provider. 

Find out more about becoming an MA provider

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How are apprenticeships developed?

Apprenticeships are developed by groups of employers, apprentices and other people from a variety of backgrounds. Find out how you could get involved in shaping a new generation of apprenticeships.

Find out more about apprenticeship development

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All employees have the right to be treated fairly at work. The Fair Work Convention supports organisations in Scotland to ensure every employee has a voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect.

Find out more about Fair Work and how it supports learning providers

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