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.