What is special about this course?
Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full time.
All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the appropriate sector skills council in consultation with their industry. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training more established employees.
Off the job learning usually takes place through colleges or training providers.
Here at Moray College UHI we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeships across a range of sectors and work closely with a number of employers within the Highlands and Islands areas.
Studying within the structure of the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship, this SCQF Level 6 (SVQ Level 3) course is a combination of work based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work.
Candidates must be employed and it is recommended that they should have Standard Grade at 4 or above, or Intermediate 1, or National 4 passes in English, Maths, a Science subject and Craft/Design Technology.
Typical subjects include:
• Spot Welding
• Pipe Fitting
• Flatting and Deneral Fabrication
• Hot and Cold Cutting and Forming
• Testing: Destructive and Non-Destructive
• MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspection)
• Use of Rolling, Flanging and Cutting Machinery
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Day release
How long will my course last?
1st year: normally maximum 2 days per week at college to complete the NC [as part of the MA framework requirements]
2nd - 4th year on site assessment of SVQ.
Where can I study my course?
- Work Based
The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.
Funding from Skills Development Scotland to contribute towards the cost of the apprentices training under the Modern Apprenticeship programme is available for all young people aged 16 – 19 for all frameworks. Funding may also be available for young people between the ages of 20 – 24 and 25+. This is dependent on the frameworks and sectors and can change annually.
Is there more information available online?
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