We are committed to developing and growing a world-class and inclusive work-based learning system in Scotland. Apprenticeships demonstrate and promote the benefits work-based learning brings to businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy.
SDS administers Scottish Apprenticeships on behalf of Scottish Government, which incorporates Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs), Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs).
Apprenticeships help individuals from every walk of life the opportunity to build the experience and skills that employers want to see.
Equality, diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships is a key commitment. More detail can be found in the Apprenticeship Equality Action Plan Report 2019.
Modern Apprenticeships help employers to develop their workforce by training new staff and upskilling existing employees.
We developed Foundation Apprenticeships to help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access vocational training while they're still at school.
Graduate Apprenticeships support employers who want to invest in their staff by providing employees with work-based learning up to Master's degree level.
Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks
Modern Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of sectors and the format of training is decided by the relevant Sector Skills Council. Find a Modern Apprenticeship framework that would work for your business.
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Work-based learning enables people to earn a wage and gain industry-recognised qualifications.
Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board
The Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB) gives employers and industry a leading role in developing apprenticeships in Scotland.
Apprenticeship Approvals Group
The Apprenticeship Approvals Group (AAG) has responsibility for approving all Scottish apprenticeships from 1 April 2020. It's an employer-led group aimed at ensuring Scottish apprenticeships meet the needs of employers