Modern Apprenticeships

What is a Modern Apprenticeship

Modern Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications available at many levels. Tackling Scotland’s skills gap, Modern Apprenticeships help employers to develop their workforce by training new employees or up-skilling existing members of staff. For individuals, a Modern Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification and is an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications in the workplace without having to study full time.


Tell deliver work-based Modern Apprenticeships in the following areas:
  • Business & Administration SCQF Level 4
  • Business & Administration SCQF Level 5
  • Digital Marketing SCQF Level 6
  • Management SCQF Level 7
  • Social Services & Healthcare SCQF Level 4
  • Social Services & Healthcare SCQF Level 5
  • Social Services & Healthcare SCQF Level 9
  • Care Services Leadership & Mng SCQF Level 10
  • Engineering Maintenance SCQF Level 6
  • Aeronautical Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • Engineering Technical Support SCQF Lvl 6
  • Fabrication and Welding SCQF Level 6
  • Eng Installation and Commissioning SCQF Lvl 6
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Eng SCQF Level 6
  • Electrical Manufacture Eng SCQF Level 6
  • Performing Eng Operations (PEO2) SCQF Level 5

As your training provider we will help you work out the best way to work towards your qualification.  You may be required to do additional training at work or externally and may also be required to attend a college (Engineering).  All Apprentices adapt at different rates so understanding your individual needs from the start is vital.  Tell will support you in navigating these changes to ensure you have the very best experience throughout the Apprenticeship.

To qualify for a Modern Apprenticeship, candidates must be 16 years and over, be employed for a minimum of 16 hours per week, cannot be attending university or college and cannot be on any employment, training or enterprise programme funded by any UK and/or Scottish Government department or by Skills Development Scotland. In Scotland an individual aged 15 is eligible if they have met the statutory school leaving age.  A participant cannot be self-employed.

The funding structure is then broken down into age groups:

16 – 19 Years

20 -24 Years

25+ Years

16 – 29 Years (enhanced funding)

Modern ApprenticeshipsWhat is a Modern Apprenticeship