Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable as an entry point to the sector for those with little or no experience in procurement. It’s also a way of upskilling existing employees. They could be working in roles like administrator, assistant buyer, assistant contract officer, contract analyst and stock/inventory controller.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

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

Select Level 6 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

Entry requirements

Candidates must have at least one of the following:

  • Skills for Work at National 5 Level

  • SCQF Level 5 Supply Chain Management

  • SCQF Level 5 Warehousing and Storage

  • Experience of working in supply chain management and/or procurement 

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills needed for the following types of role:

  • Administrator

  • Assistant buyer

  • Assistant contract officer

  • Contract analyst

  • Stock/inventory controller/planner

They could also progress to the Modern Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management at SCQF Level 8, as well as other professional qualifications, including:

  • Relevant HNC/D

  • CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply

  • Degree and postgraduate courses

  • Graduate recruitment schemes

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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