Supply Chain Management Professional

Modern Apprenticeship



This Professional Apprenticeship is designed to provide a structured career pathway for employees working at senior supervisory or management level in supply chain management.

It helps build skills in your business so staff can progress within their chosen role, or move up in management.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 11.

Select Level 11 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have at least one of the following:

  • SCQF Level 7 Supply Chain Management

  • SCQF Level 8 Technical Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management

  • CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • HNC/HND in Supply Chain Management

  • Degree in supply chain management or a related area

Progression and development

After completing the Professional Apprenticeship, employees will have the skills needed for the following types of roles:

  • Supply chain manager

  • Supply chain specialist

  • Distribution project manager

They could also progress into higher education or work towards Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply recognition.

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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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