Borders College

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships (MA) are work-based training opportunities for new or existing employees; supporting Scotland’s ambition to secure a trained, productive and enthusiastic workforce for the future.

They offer the chance for individuals to work in paid jobs while undertaking workplace training to gain enhanced skills and recognised Scottish Vocational Qualifications. All apprentices need to be in paid employment throughout the duration of their programme.

Modern Apprenticeships frameworks incorporate Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5 vocational qualifications and are available in a wide range of sectors (see those offered by Borders College on page 3 of the booklet below). These qualifications are competency based and not time served qualifications. Assessments are carried out by qualified assessors in the workplace and/or through college attendance, depending on the framework being followed.

Generally, a Modern Apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of the apprenticeship, the apprentice’s ability and the industry sector.

Modern Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and over. Funding contributions towards the cost of training may be available, depending on age, sector and framework selected.

Click here to download a pdf version of the booklet or click on the eBook below.