Community Development

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees working in community development. It’s suitable for people with little or no experience, or those looking to progress in their roles.

Apprentices could be employed in third-sector organisations, local authority services, or other types of organisation such as the NHS.

The qualification helps them build high-level skills, so they are well prepared to work with the public.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 or 6.

Select each level to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

SCQF Level 5

There are no set entry requirements for this level but candidates should demonstrate a desire to work in the community.

SCQF Level 6

There are no set entry requirements for this level but candidates should demonstrate a desire to work in the community. Prior completion of the Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5, or equivalent experience, is also beneficial.

Progression and development

This Modern Apprenticeship qualifies workers to be recognised as support workers in areas across the sector.

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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.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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