Accredited Training and Skills
Modern Apprenticeships offer people aged 16 and over the chance of paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs at craft, technician and management level. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full-time, and are available now across a wide range of industries.
Designed to help create a high-calibre work force and to strengthen the training system in Scotland, Modern Apprenticeships were developed in 1994 by employer-led partnerships between National Training Organisations (NTOs) and Local Enterprise Companies (LECs).
They are supported by the Confederation of Business and Industry, the Trade Union Congress and a wide range of employers. All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the industry or sector in which they will be implemented and therefore encompass all the skills required to become a craftsman, technician or manager in that area. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training of more mature employees.
Funding for Modern Apprenticeships for the over 20 age group is restricted to certain occupational areas, for further information on eligibility you can speak to any of the contacts given below.
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‘Our Skillsforce’ is brought to you by Skills Development Scotland and pulls together a wide range of skills related support into the one place.
Please visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk for further information on Modern Apprenticeships or contact the following:
Johan Macdonald, Dolina Smith or Amanda Macleod
Accredited Training and Skills Section
St Lennan’s Youth Services Centre
22 – 24 Point Street
Stornoway HS1 2XF
Tel: 01851 822715
Fax: 01851 707826
Skills Development Scotland
30 Francis Street
Tel: 01851 708900
Fax: 01851 705847
If you live in the Berneray to Vatersay area, your nearest Skills Development Scotland Centre is located at:
Taigh Cheann a’ Locha
Isle of Benbecula HS7 5PJ
Tel: 01870 604900
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