Apprenticeship Frameworks in Scotland

Whether you already deliver modern apprenticeships in IT or are thinking about starting, you can find all the information you need below.

NB – General information for employers is available on the Skills Development Scotland website and on the website

Start delivering modern apprenticeships in IT

There’s never been a better time to start delivering modern apprenticeships in IT, with interest in them growing from both employers and individuals. To get started, you’ll need to follow three steps:

Step 1: Look at our modern apprenticeship frameworks for Scotland below and ensure you can deliver them

Step 2: Apply to Skills and Development Scotland to become an approved supplier and begin receiving apprenticeship funding

Step 3: Register as a centre with Modern Apprenticeships (MA) Online.

IT and telecommunications frameworks

The Tech Partnership is the official issuing authority for the modern apprenticeship frameworks for IT and telecommunications. These are developed in conjunction with a wide group of employers and cover a range of job roles and levels.

Level 2 and 3: suitable for roles including IT technical support, software developer, web developer, database administrator, telecoms engineer or network planner.

Level 4: suitable for roles including IT consultancy, system operation, system management, software developer, web developer, database architect, telecoms engineer, network planning and control or systems architecture.

NEW – Digital Application framework

This new Digital Applications Framework has been created to meet the needs of the non-technical ICT specialist.

Information security frameworks

These are suitable for roles in information or cyber security, such as network security, information assurance, governance, digital forensics and security analysis.

Request a certificate

Once an apprentice has completed the requirements laid out in the modern apprenticeship frameworks, they’ve earned their certificate. You can request it on their behalf through MA Online.

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