Scientific, Technical and Formulation Processing

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship supports your employees to work in The Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences sectors in Scotland.

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

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.

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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