Creative and Cultural
Scotland is home to lots of cultural venues – with more than 400 museums and galleries. There is also a thriving, inventive performing arts and festival scene.
Do a creative and cultural apprenticeship and help show the country at its best. You could work in our museums, galleries or theatres. There are also chances to work at renowned events such as Celtic Connections and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The creative sector is one of the world’s most diverse industries. With a creative and cultural apprenticeship, you can build a career in this exciting area.
For example, you may learn how to manage visitor attractions. This will see you take care of priceless objects and deliver visitor experiences. You could also build skills in facilitating cultural events, customer service and fundraising. There are opportunities to learn technical skills, such as operating theatre lighting and sound.
The best part is that you can transfer every skill you develop to other sectors and industries. If you’re passionate about art, you may choose to pursue a career in museums and galleries. If you love theatre, you can specialise in lighting, sound and digital technologies.
You will gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
SCQF level 6 in Creative and Cultural, studying the topic of Cultural Venue Operations
SCQF level 7 in Creative and Cultural, studying either Technical Theatre & Production Operations or Museums & Galleries Practice
During your apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to:
work with theatre equipment
manage cultural heritage venues and projects
work with historic collections
develop strong working bonds
carry out best practice in safety
promote music venues and events
You’ll also develop these core skills:
working with others
A Creative and Cultural Modern Apprenticeship gives you plenty of options. You can either continue to study or apply for a job within the industries.
Further education: You could progress to a HNC or HND in a creative subject. There are specialist courses in areas like sound or lighting. University is an option – with BA courses available in creative and cultural subjects.
Straight to work: Your Modern Apprenticeship can help you get a job. Here are some examples:
lighting and/or sound engineer
cultural youth worker
cultural project manager
art charity fundraiser
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.