Modern Apprenticeships

Monday, 11 January 2016
Reference
2016010727000111
Category
Request Date
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Response Date
Monday, January 11, 2016

Question

Q1 How many modern apprenticeships does your local authority offer?
Q2 What is your modern apprenticeship budget?
Q3 What is the level of pay for apprentices?
Q4 What level of SVQ training are your apprentices trained to?
Q5 How many of your apprentices have a disability?
Q6 How many of your apprentices are care leavers?

 

Answer


Q1 How many modern apprenticeships does your local authority offer?
Contracted with Skills Development Scotland to deliver 28 MA placements in 2015/16.  Currently we support a total of 41 MAs.
Q2 What is your modern apprenticeship budget?
Current MA Contract value is £105,136.
Q3 What is the level of pay for apprentices?
Up until 30 November 2015, the National Minimum Wage for MAs was paid. From 1 December 2015, the rates paid are as follow:
PAY RATES FOR APPRENTICES
*All rates are exclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1981 per annum. 
GRADE C1 (Generic Clerical Assistant)           £15,433                      £8.12
 
Year                           %                                
 
  1                                50                                                                             £4.06
 
                                    If over 18                                                                  £5.30
 
  2                                75%                                                                          £6.09
 
GRADE D1 (Generic Healthcare Assistant)     £16,880                      £8.88
 
  1                                50%                                                                           £4.44
 
                                    If over 18                                                                    £5.30
 
  2                                75%                                                                            £6.66 
 Effective from 1 December 2015.

Q4 What level of SVQ training are your apprentices trained to?
Scottish Vocational Qualifications at Level 2 and 3.
Q5 How many of your apprentices have a disability?
None at present.
Q6 How many of your apprentices are care leavers?
None at present.