Rural Land Use and Management Technical

Modern Apprenticeship



Rural industries including agriculture, gamekeeping and wildlife management, fisheries management and forestry, are very important to the economy of Scotland.

This Technical Apprenticeship provides a chance to work alongside qualified, experienced colleagues carrying out real work with all of the issues that go along with this.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 8.

Select Level 8 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

Entry requirements

Recommended entry requirements have been agreed with industry as ‘Operating at or educated to SCQF level 6/7’ to ensure that the candidate has sufficient breadth of knowledge, understanding and work experience to undertake the apprenticeship. However, each candidate will be reviewed on their own merit.

Progression and development

Following the completion of the Modern Apprenticeship, candidates should be able to achieve management positions in this sector. It would also allow learners to move on to a suitable degree course, subject to acceptance by the university or college.

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 12 to 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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