Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship equips employees working in the social house sector with the skills and knowledge they need. It’s offered at different levels to support new entrants and staff progression. Level 7 is a progression route for employees who have already completed Housing SCQF Level 6 or the Chartered Institute of Housing Certificate in Housing Practice or Housing Maintenance.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

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

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

Entry requirements

SCQF Level 6

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

SCQF Level 7

While candidates for this Modern Apprenticeship don’t need any prior experience or qualifications, it’s aimed at employees who have already completed SCQF level 6 in Housing, or who have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

SCQF Level 6

Career progression: Once they complete their apprenticeship, your employees could carry out roles such as:

  • Housing administrator

  • Housing repairs assistant

  • Housing assistant

  • Assistant housing officer

  • Assistant repairs officer

Apprentices could also undertake further qualifications, including:

  • SCQF Level 7 in Housing

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Practice

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in Housing Maintenance

  • CIH Level 3 Certificate in a specialist area

SCQF Level 7

Successful apprentices will be qualified for a range of roles such as a housing officer or housing support officer. They could also work in service support areas, such as homelessness prevention or quality assurance. Apprentices could also undertake further qualifications, including:

  • SCQF Level 8 in Housing

  • The Shelter Professional Development Awards in Housing Law, Information and Advice

  • CIH Certificate in Resident and Service User Involvement

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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