Occupational Health and Safety Practice Technical

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for employees interested in furthering their career progression in the Occupational Health industry. It can lead to roles such as a Health and Safety Manager or Director Responsible for Health and Safety.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 9.

Select Level 9 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

Entry requirements

There are no set routes of entry into the Modern Apprenticeship. However, qualifications are  available and provides a good basis for entry to this role, including the Level 7 Occupational Health and Safety Practice Modern Apprenticeship.

Progression and development

After completing the apprenticeship, employees will have the skills and knowledge to progress into further education or training. They could progress into higher roles and move into jobs such as:

  • Health and Safety Manager

  • SHEQ Manager

  • Director Responsible for Health and Safety

  • Safety Manager

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 around 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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