Construction Professional

Modern Apprenticeship



The construction industry is a fast-moving and diverse industry with many occupational routes. The Construction Industry Training Board has identified the sector as having 4 distinct areas:

  • Construction Building

  • Construction Civil Engineering

  • Construction Specialist

  • Construction Technical and Professional

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Professional Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 11.

Select Level 11 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this framework. Achievement of academic qualifications such as National 4s, National 5s and Highers is one way of assessing the suitability of applicants.

However, each candidate will be reviewed on their own merit. You should also be aware of vocational qualifications or vocational activity undertaken outwith an academic institution, such as volunteering activity.

Progression and development

Following completion of this apprenticeship, candidates will be able to progress onto a range of qualifications within the construction sector. The Construction Industry Training Board promotes progression from Skills for Work and National Progression Awards to Modern Apprenticeships.

This route is highly valued by employers and provides a pool of learners who have experience in some of the practical and employability skills required in the industry.

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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