This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for people who are new to the career development sector. It’s appropriate for employees in organisations that provide career information, advice and employability support to people of all ages in Scotland.
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7. Their qualification will include:
core units of an SVQ in Career Development at SCQF Level 7
work experience in a fast-paced industry
There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship. You may wish to apply entry requirements particular to your sector, or to the role being undertaken.
Progression and development
After completing this level, candidates will be equipped to work in the career development sector, in roles that cover skills, education, training, and recruitment.
They can also decide to develop their skills further by completing the SCQF Level 9 Technical Apprenticeship, or a course in career guidance and development at university level.
How does it work?
Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.
Cost and funding
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.
The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 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 your business needs.
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 encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
How long will it take?
It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.