Modern Apprenticeships


Modern Apprenticeships provide people aged 16 and over the opportunity to achieve an industry recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable experience in the workplace.

Capgemini staff, Modern ApprenticesKieran Kerr, Modern Apprentice

For your business, a Modern Apprenticeship with us provides structured and comprehensive training, supported by qualified assessors, that is flexible to your needs, enabling you to strengthen and upskill your existing staff and develop your future workforce.

We have the exceptional teaching facilities and employer links to help your apprentices learn both the academic and vocational skills required to be successful within your industry. Our breadth of provision and expertise means we can provide access to apprenticeships, further training and development support for your business across a wide range of sectors and subject areas, available from across our college and university partnership.

What’s more, we provide quality customer service and programme support throughout the whole process to ensure your business succeeds, and we can even provide support with your recruitment and assessment needs, opening up a pool of potential talent from across the region and ensuring you get the right candidate for the Modern Apprenticeship.

Current frameworks content

Current frameworks

Boat Building and Repair: a new framework available through UHI Argyll.

Construction: As part of changes to national assessment requirements and funding arrangements, the university is now offering construction apprenticeships directly to employers in some areas.

Management: available from September through UHI Inverness

Our Modern Apprenticeship frameworks cover a range of industries and typically last 1-4 years depending on the sector and level, including in:

  • Animal Care, Land & Water
  • Automotive
  • Boat building and repair
  • Business & Administration
  • Construction
  • Creative & Cultural Skills
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Drink
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • IT
  • Life Science
  • Management
  • Retail & Customer Services
  • Sport, Health & Social Care

See what specific Modern Apprenticeships are being offered by your local partner :