The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme combines paid employment with work-based training and leads to industry recognised vocational qualifications.
Aimed principally at the 16-24 age group, it attracts both new recruits and existing employees. The programme offers you, as an employee, the chance to gain skills and qualifications relevant to the nature and level of your current job without having to study at College full-time.
Modern Apprenticeships are available across a range of industry sectors, and they follow a framework which has been developed by the appropriate Sector Skills Council (SSC) in consultation with industry to ensure the qualifications meet their requirements.
The apprenticeship generally takes between one and four years to complete and leads towards an SVQ Level 2 (SCQF 5) or above.