Construction: Specialist

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship is designed to help employers train and develop your workforce across a range of specialist construction skills.

Employees can choose the most appropriate learning route from around 15 subject areas, such as:

  • scaffolding

  • demolition

  • insulation and building treatments

  • roofing

  • dry lining

The Level 6 qualification will be beneficial for employees following a career in scaffolding or offshore scaffolding, or thermal insulation.

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

There are no specific entry requirements for this apprenticeship at either level.

To start at Level 6, however, it would be beneficial if employees have completed a previous qualification in this area. This could be the Construction Specialist Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5. Or they could have relevant experience.

Progression and development

SCQF Level 5

Once they complete this level, your employees will be able to operate effectively in a role related to their chosen training route. They can also progress to the SCQF Level 6 Construction Specialist Modern Apprenticeship, or to an apprenticeship in another area of construction.

SCQF Level 6

After completing this level, employees will be ready to take on a skilled role in their area of achievement. They can also choose to complement the skills and knowledge they have gained with an apprenticeship in another construction subject.

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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