Scientific, Technical and Formulation Processing
This Modern Apprenticeship supports your employees to work in The Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences sectors in Scotland.
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6. Their qualification will include:
Scientific, Technical and Formulation Processing SVQ at SCQF Level 6
Whilst there are no specific sectorial requirements for entry on to this Modern Apprenticeship, individual candidates may find it useful to have undertaken basic skills off-the-job courses, which could aid in using hand tools correctly or demonstrating understanding of safety & regulations. Therefore candidates are likely to require some mandatory safety training either pre-employment, or have access to safety training through their immediate employer, or any specific pre-employment training programmes arranged for the Industry.
Progression and development
After completing this apprenticeship, candidates could progress in a range of different ways. This includes:
Full/part time study at College
Company in-house training to meet the very specific demands of sector
Other Engineering / Construction related frameworks where achievements allow for part recognition
Higher level Frameworks for Engineering or Construction at SCQF Level 6 or Level 7
Engineering Technical Framework at SCQF Level 8 including Careers Skills to further enhance promotion and career prospects
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.