Skills for Craft Businesses
From artists to metalworkers, there are a vast range of jobs available to you in Scotland’s craft skills and design industries. This includes roles in traditional crafts, manufacture, business promotion, curation and many other related fields. Express your creative talent as a textiles designer. Maintain priceless artwork as an art technician. Create an income from your passion as a craft business owner.
You can dedicate yourself to your favourite type of craft and you’ll get to learn innovative techniques and practices. Whatever your area of study in craft skills, this apprenticeship will deliver the expertise you require to make a living from your artistic abilities.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
Specialised vocational units of an SVQ combined with transferable core skills units
Practical workplace experience developing technical knowledge of your craft
Skills for Craft Businesses at SCQF Level 7
Depending on the units that you choose, you will learn how to:
Source high-quality materials and tools
Develop brand-new craft design ideas
Create professional-quality craft items
Implement a business plan to promote your craft service
Protect your work through an understanding of intellectual property
You will also develop the following core skills:
Information and communication technology skills
These core skills will assist you across a broad range of industries including art and design, business, retail, marketing and many other related sectors.
There are lots of options for your career once you complete this Modern Apprenticeship. Take on additional education or go straight into a job with everything you have learnt so far.
Further education: Continue to develop and refine your craft skills with further qualifications. For example, you could begin a higher-level apprenticeship in a subject such as Jewellery Manufacturing CAD/CAM or Silverware Manufacturing. You can also begin further SVQ qualifications in your chosen craft specialism.
Straight to work: After completing the apprenticeship, you could begin a career in jobs such as:
Craft Business Owner
Art Restoration Specialist
There are no formal requirements to secure a place on this apprenticeship. However, it is advised you undertake related work experience. This will show your suitability for the apprenticeship to potential employers.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 15 months to complete on average.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.