Delivering apprenticeships

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.

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Modern Apprenticeships

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

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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, then find out how to apply to become a modern apprenticeship learning provider. 


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

Got a question about providing apprenticeships?

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