Facilities Services

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees gain skills and competence they need for roles in facilities services. It’s offered at two levels to support new entrants and for upskilling existing employees so they can take on leadership roles in facilities management. The SCQF Level 5 qualification covers skills in cleaning, security, basic building maintenance, reception, and customer care in the facilities management industry. 

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.

Select Level 5 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

Candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, employees could progress into roles such as:

  • Facilities Operative

  • Estates Operative/Officer

  • Maintenance Operative Officer

Successful apprentices could also improve their skills and knowledge by studying for SCQF Level 5 in areas such as.

  • Security systems

  • Plumbing

  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration

  • Facilities management

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