Creative and Cultural

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship gives employees in the creative and cultural industries a solid grounding in the skills required for the sector.

This includes creative, technical, digital technology, business/professional and sales and marketing.

Employees could apply for work in such areas as:

  • community arts

  • venue operations

  • live events and promotions

  • music production

  • theatre costume

  • wardrobe

  • technical theatre operations

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or 7.

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

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Progression and development

After completing the apprenticeship, employees could work or train in more specialist areas. They could progress to:

  • higher-level creative and cultural qualifications in management

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in a creative or cultural subject

  • BA Honours degree in creative or cultural subjects

  • in-house development programmes and CPD

  • a more specialised course, such as lighting or sound

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.

Find a learning provider