Modern Apprenticeship



This Technical Apprenticeship is a Modern Apprenticeship that provides a structured career path for construction employees. It helps you build the skills in your business so that staff are ready to take on higher level jobs.

It’s for employees in the construction sector across building, civil engineering, specialist and technical and professional roles. It’s also aimed at attracting new people to the industry from a broad range of backgrounds.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Technical Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 9 or 11.

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

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements. If you need advice and guidance on recruiting, you may want to contact your Sector Skills Council.

Progression and development

Technical Apprenticeships provide progression to learners in a range of occupations, reflecting the diversity of roles 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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