What Are Modern Apprenticeships?

Modern Apprenticeships give anyone over the age of 16 in Scotland the opportunity to gain experience in a paid role whilst also earning a recognised qualification.

First developed in 1994, Modern Apprenticeships have helped to build a robust training system in Scotland, which has, in turn, helped to create a skilled workforce. The Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by employers, employer groups, and stakeholders involved in the delivery of each role. This hands-on development ensures that Modern Apprentices learn the skills, knowledge, and competencies directly relevant to their industry.

Modern Apprenticeships Library

Instructus Skills is the authorising body for multiple Modern Apprenticeship frameworks. These frameworks set out the skills and competencies of each apprenticeship, providing an outline view of the behaviours expected of a fully trained apprentice.

We frequently review these frameworks to ensure that they remain suitable for the roles and sectors in which they are deployed.

If you have any questions regarding these Modern Apprenticeship frameworks, please contact us.

Pan-Sector Framework Library

Housing & Facilities Framework Library

Define the skills your industry needs.

For work-based learning to truly match the range of challenges that you face it’s essential that apprenticeships and training are continuously developed. This is where we come in.

We work with employers, employer groups, and training providers to maintain and update a range of apprenticeship frameworks and standards. Through staged consultations, we ensure that qualifications work for learners, employers, and skills bodies alike.

To have your say on the future of skills in your sector, register for consultation updates today.

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Developing People, Transforming Lives

As the UK’s largest apprenticeship certification authority, we’ve played an integral role in apprenticeships since our formation in 1996. Whether you know us for certification or skills consultations, our work helps you to manage your apprenticeships and vocational training.

Yet this isn’t all that we do.

We are proud to be part of the Instructus Group, a family of organisations that exist to help people progress in education, in work, and in life. Through a range of funded and part-funded support programmes we help people to fulfill their potential.