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Modern Apprenticeships are a qualification-based career option for young people looking to further their career. They provide a structured framework of training across a wide range of occupations, designed by industry to meet the growing demand for more skilled employees. The programmes take on average two to four years to complete.

We liaise with a wide variety of industry sectors so there are a wide range of different apprenticeships, and the list is growing each year. We aim to continue to develop this and hope you will find something that meets your interests, experience and career path. If there are areas we currently don’t deliver, we can research into them and see how feasible they are.

Contact UHI Shetland Train Shetland and learn about how you can progress your career as a Modern Apprentice.

There are several ways you can contact us:

  • Complete our Contact Form located here - Contact Us
  • Complete our Application Form located here - Application Form 
  • Email apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk
  • Call us on 01595 771210
  • Visit us at our UHI Shetland Train Shetland office our address is - John Goodlad Centre, Port Arthur, Scalloway, ZE1 0UN.
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Accountancy

Accountancy

Modern Apprenticeship in Accountancy

The qualification consists of:

  • 2 (SCQF 5) MA Accounting (Association of Accounting Technicians Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting).
  • Level 3 (SCWF 6) MA Accounting (Association of Accounting Technicians Advanced Diploma in Accounting).
  • Level 4 (SCQF 8) MA Accounting (Association of Accounting Technicians Professional Diploma in Accounting).
  • Core Skills – these vary at different levels

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited by Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
  • The qualification is awarded by BPP Professional Education (BPP).

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over approximately 18 months for each level.

Attendance at College

The qualification is studies via open learning through BPP with online video classroom as well as the completion of work packs and assessments.  There will also be an online formal exam at the end of each unit.

Typical duties will include:

Typical work duties in this field may include; dealing with invoices, credit notes, VAT Returns, payroll, word processing, photocopying, answering phones and other general office duties. Further information on job profiles may be found on http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Highers in relevant subjects are desirable, National 5 are essential.
  • Applicants will have a pleasant manner and smart appearance.
  • A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.

There is considerable study for this qualification, with exams and applicants must be motivated for continuous study throughout the apprenticeship.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Administration

Administration

Modern Apprenticeship in Administration

The qualification consists of:

  • Level 2 (SCQF 5) Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, or, Level 3 (SCQF 6) Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration
  • Enhancement at each level
  • Core Skills if necessary

Enhancement: Communication Core Skill at SCQF6. The course is intended to help develop your communication skills in a business context. If you already hold this qualification, you will be invited to do a HNC unit in Business Communication.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Instructus. The qualification is awarded by SQA.

Duration: The apprenticeship scheme may last between 1 to 2 years for each level with attendance at Shetland UHI Lerwick campus.

Attendance at College

You will be assessed through an E-portfolio if there is no college attendance, workplace assessments and the compilation of a portfolio of evidence.   For Core Skills and Enhancement you may be required to attend classes at Shetland College until completion.

Typical duties will include:

You would run an organised and efficient office so your colleagues can get their work done. You could work anywhere from a small business to a large employer such as the Civil Service or NHS.

Depending on the size of your department, you would:

  • Deal with post and emails.
  • Answer the telephone and pass on calls and messages.
  • Type and set up documents such as letters and reports.
  • Organise records and files.
  • Arrange meetings and events.
  • You'd need good skills in typing, spelling and grammar.
  • Make sure that there is enough stationery.
  • Do reception duties such as greeting and looking after visitors.
  • Keep computer records up to date.
  • Use office equipment such as printers and photocopiers.
  • Make travel arrangements for staff.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Entry to a Modern Apprenticeship depends on the employer; some may require National 4/5 qualifications (SCQF level 4/5).

Useful Subjects: English, Maths, Administration, ICT Subjects, Business Subjects

Source: My World of Work: http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Karyn Johnson - Karyn.Johnson@uhi.ac.uk 

Contact: Neil Pearson - Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering

Modern Apprenticeship in Agricultural Engineering (Land Based Engineering)

The qualification consists of:

  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 2 (SCQF 5) Land-based Engineering.
  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 3 (SCQF 6) Land -based Engineering.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and awarded by Lantra.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at SRUC Oatridge Campus, near Edinburgh.

Attendance at College

This is by Block release to SRUC Oatridge Campus, usually 3 week blocks, 3 times a year.

You will be assessed via a mix of work place assessments, compilation of a portfolio of evidence and various short courses.

Subjects studied will be: cooling and lubrication, clutches, transmissions, brakes, wheeled and tracked steering systems, electrical systems. Understanding the basic working principles of soil preparation, cultivation, harvesting and processing equipment.

Typical duties will include:

Typical duties will include the maintenance, servicing and repair of a full range of machines, implements and tools used in modern agriculture and many horticultural operations.  Typically this will relate to tractors, quads, combines, trailers and other farm machinery such as bailers, cultivators, slurry pumps, ploughs, grass mowers etc. http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally applicants will have studied National 4/5s (or General /Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, English and Science, although these are not essential.

A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.

Must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Agriculture

Agriculture

Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture

The qualification consists of:

  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2 Agriculture (SCQF 5).
  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 Livestock Production (SCQF 6).
  • Various short courses.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and awarded by Lantra.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 2 years with attendance at SRUC Barony Campus, Dumfries.

Attendance at College

You will have block release to SRUC Barony College usually on one week or two week blocks, five times a year.  You will be assessed via a mix of work place assessments, a collection of workplace evidence and completion of various short courses.

Typical duties will include:

Typical duties will include feeding cows and sheep. Stirring, mixing and spreading slurry. Cleaning out sheds and pens. Working with tractors, fertilizing, working with silage, ploughing. Vaccinating and dosing animals. Dehorn calves. Trimming sheep and cows’ feet, working with sheep. General farm duties. Milking cows, washing dairy parlour.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants will have studied National 4/5s (or General /Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, English and Science, although these are not essential.
  • A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.
  • Must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers.

Further information may be found on My World of Work job profiles -

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Information on wages may be obtained from the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture

The qualification consists of:

Three levels from new and less experienced staff, to experienced senior staff and managers.

  • Level 2 Aquaculture - SVQ Level 2 (SCQF Level 5)
  • Level 3 Aquaculture - SVQ Level 3 (SCQF Level 6)
  • Level 4 Aquaculture Management - SVQ Level 4 (SCQF Level 7)

Examples of Short Courses: First Aid, Sea Survival Techniques, Health and Safety, Manual Handling, COSHH, Power Boat.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Lantra, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Duration

This Apprenticeship is a distance learning course that requires candidates to undertake up to 12 months of on-site training with an employer in the aquaculture industry.

Attendance at College

Training undertaken while working full-time at an aquaculture site, with online study and support from staff at Shetland UHI - Scalloway Campus. Work based assessments carried out by Assessors.

Practical on the job training and skills development, providing a progression route and career development path and nationally recognised qualifications to degree level.

Typical duties will include:

  • Preparing and gathering live fish such as shell fish.
  • Monitoring the aquatic environment for production of farmed fish and shellfish.
  • Monitoring fish and shellfish health and welfare.
  • Working safely in an aquatic environment.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Age over 16 years.
  • Must be employed in relevant industry for minimum of 6 months.
  • Must be able to complete relevant Short Courses (please see above).

Other information

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 in Aquaculture at SCQF Level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council Lantra to ensure relevance to the sector.

Contact: Emily Carter - Emily.Carter@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Bricklaying

Bricklaying

Modern Apprenticeship in Bricklaying

The qualification consists of:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Trowel Occupations (Construction).
  • Professional Development Award - Bricklaying

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB.
  • The qualification is awarded by the SQA.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Inverness or Orkney College.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Orkney or Inverness College is as follows:
    • Year 1 – 19 weeks in 4-week blocks
    • Year 2 – 19 weeks in 4-week blocks
    • Year 3 & 4 – Work based with one week at college each year.
  • Practical Assessments
  • Skills Test in year 4

While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work.

Typical duties will include:

Constructing all types of walling from plain walls to more detailed work, reading plans and drawing, repairing and constructing extension, new builds or renovations. Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally, applicants should have National 5s (or Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Information on wages may be found on http://sbatc.co.uk/documents.php

Note: This qualification can only be delivered by Train Shetland if the employer requesting training is not an affiliated member of CITB.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Building Engineering Services

Building Engineering Services

Modern Apprenticeship in Building Engineering Services

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 7).
  • Service, Maintain and Commission Building Engineering Services.
  • FXJ 04 Working Principles, Installation Options and Regulatory Requirements for the Micro-Renewable Technologies, Water Harvesting and Recycling Technologies.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Summit Skills.

Duration

This apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Glasgow Kelvin College.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Glasgow Kelvin College usually in blocks of 3 weeks at a time.
    • Year one - 18 weeks.
    • Year two - 18 weeks.
    • Year three - 12 weeks.
    • Year four - 12 weeks.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence and Workbooks.
  • Written Assignments.
  • Workplace Projects.

Typical duties will include:

Work on boiler systems and control systems. Installations/Maintenance of pipes, air ducts and drainage. Welding and Fabrication of ducting and pipes. Some general plumbing duties. Some electrical work.  Service and maintain heating and ventilation systems. Installation, repair and maintenance of heat pumps, heat recovery systems and ground source heat pumps. Further information on job profiles may be found at,

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants should have good National 5s/Standard Grades in subjects, such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Carpentry and Joinery

Carpentry and Joinery

Modern Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery

The qualification consists of:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction Building.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Wood Occupations (Construction): Carpentry & Joinery.
  • Professional Development Award in Carpentry and Joinery.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Shetland UHI Lerwick campus.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Shetland UHI is as follows:
    • Year 1 – 19 weeks in aprox. 4-week blocks.
    • Year 2 – 11 weeks in aprox. 4-week blocks.
    • Year 3 & 4 – Work based and one day each month at college.
  • Practical Assessments.
  • Skills Test.

While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work.

Typical duties will include:

Making windows and doors, fitting skirting boards and facings, assembling wooden structures for houses, roofing and other general building work. http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally, applicants should have good National 5s (or Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Information on wages can be found on http://sbatc.co.uk/documents.php

Note: This qualification can only be delivered by Train Shetland if the employer requesting training is not an affiliated member of CITB.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction: Technical Occupations - Civil Engineering

The qualification consists of:

  • In first and second year - Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering and Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Construction Contracting Operations – Site Technical Support.
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction – Technical.
  • Third and fourth year if applicable - Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 4 Construction Contracting Operations Management General.
  • Modern Apprenticeship – Scottish Higher Level Apprenticeship – Technical Apprenticeship.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB. The Institute of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Building.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Inverness College. While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ3/4 & submit this evidence to their assessor. The assessor will also observe the apprentice at work.

Attendance at College

  • Year 1 & 2 - block release to Inverness College (3 x three-weeks).
  • Year 3 & 4 – work based.
  • Completion of portfolio of evidence at the workplace.

Typical duties will include:

Land surveying, computer aided drawing and planning of structures such as bridges, roads, drains, pipelines, piers, harbours and sea defences.  Arranging laboratory analysis of soil, rock and materials samples. Preparing estimates of labour costs and the amount and type of materials. Work is mostly office based with some site visits.

Further information on job profiles may be obtained from http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally applicants should have Highers in subjects such as Maths, Graphic design, Physics, Computing. National 5s (or Credit Standard Grades) may be acceptable but the candidate would then have to complete a National Certificate in Civil Engineering first, then progress onto a Higher National Certificate.

Must have dedication and self-discipline. Have a mature outlook. Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Construction Plant Maintenance

Construction Plant Maintenance

Modern Apprenticeship in Contruction Plant Maintenance 

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ Level 2 (SCQF 5) in Plant Maintenance.
  • SVQ Level 3 (SCQF 6) in Plant Maintenance.
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB.

Duration

  • 1 – 2 years – Level 2 (SCQF 5).
  • Further 1 – 2 years – Level 3 (SCQF 6).

Attendance at College

  • Year one – 16 weeks in four blocks.
  • Year two – 9 weeks in three blocks.
  • Year three – 7 weeks in two blocks.
  • National Construction College – Glasgow or elsewhere.
  • Work Place Assessments.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence from the workplace over 3 years.

Typical duties will include:

The job involves ensuring that all the heavy machinery and equipment used during construction projects – such as earth movers, forklifts, telescopic handlers and dumper trucks are well maintained so it works efficiently and safely. The service and repair of machines and equipment, including replacing parts and using calibrating instruments. Tasks involving electro-hydraulics and control systems.
Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants should have National 4/ Standard Grades or above in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able to undertake the tasks involved.
  • Be willing to work outdoors in all weathers.

Further information on job profiles may be obtained from http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk and information on wages may be found on http://sbatc.co.uk/documents.php    

Note: This qualification can only be delivered by Train Shetland if the employer requesting training is not an affiliated member of CITB.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Construction Senior Management

Construction Senior Management

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction Senior Management

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 5 (SCGF 11) Construction Senior Management.
  • Additional individual SQA units from: Business Administration to equate to 20 SCQF credits, as Career Skills.
  • Industry Specific Training.
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction Professional.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB.

Duration

Approximately 2 years.

Workplace Assessment

  • Completion of portfolio of evidence.
  • The assessor will usually visit every 8 to 10 weeks and will also observe the candidate at work.
  • While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ 5 & submit this evidence to their assessor.

Typical duties will include:

Supervisory technical duties, managing teams, leading meetings, project management, managing design, prepare and submit estimates, bids and tenders, manage contracts, control projected income and expenditure, manage procurement process, appoint staff. Manage customer service, marketing.

Work is mostly office based with some site visits. Further information can be found on  http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Applicants would have several years’ experience in the construction industry in a management position. Ideally applicants should have Highers in subjects such as Maths, Graphic Design, Physics, Computing. Candidates may hold an HNC/D in some aspect of the Construction industry.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Construction, Built Environment

Construction, Built Environment

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction - Technical Occupations - Built Environment

The qualification consists of:

  • Various components and is dependent on the job role of the apprentice.
  • Higher National Certificate in Built Environment.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Built Environment Design

Or

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Construction Contracting Operations – General.
  • Progression is possible to SVQ 4 (SCQF 9) – Built Environment Design Management or SVQ 4 (SCQF 9) Construction Contracting Operations – General.
  • Career Skills.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 2 or 4 years with attendance at Shetland College or Inverness College. With additional assessment in the workplace.

Attendance at College

There are two possible modes of attendance:

  • HNC Built Environment - block release to Inverness UHI with attendance over 2 years with 3 x three week blocks per year.
  • HNC Construction Management – Online attendance via Perth UHI and Moray UHI via Online tutorial twice a week supported through Shetland UHI – Lerwick Campus.
  • While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ3/4 & submit this evidence to their assessor. The assessor will also observe the apprentice at work.

Typical duties will include:

Surveying buildings and sites; computer aided drawing, liaising with contractors, checking the work done conforms to work allocated; input of data to keep track of finance, bills of quantities, register of work, writing reports, assess the condition of property.

Work is mostly office based with some site visits.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally applicants should have Highers in subjects such as Maths, Graphic Design, Physics, Computing. Applicants must have dedication and self discipline for home study. Have a mature outlook.

My World of Work job profiles may provide additional information. http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Electrical Installation

Electrical Installation

Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Insallation 

The qualification consists of:

Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation.

Note - This qualification cannot be administrated by Train Shetland, it is done by SECTT.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through the SQA and Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust. (SECTT).
  • The qualification is awarded by the SQA and the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust. (SECTT).

Reference Website www.sectt.org.uk for online application form - applicants have to apply this way.

The training officer for SECTT is Michael Campbell and he visits Shetland to meet employers and apprentices. He usually arranges the aptitude test before apprentices go to college and he may know which employers are looking to take on a new apprentice. A SECTT aptitude test pass is valid for two years after the date it was passed. Michael Campbell’s contact details: Mobile number - 07774712415 Email - michael.campbell@sectt.org.uk

Duration: The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Inverness College.

Attendance at College

Block release to Inverness College is as follows:

  • Year 1 – 17 weeks at college (1 block of 5 weeks followed by 3 blocks of 4 weeks)
  • Year 2 – 11 weeks (either on block or day release)
  • Year 3 – 1 week (to complete off-the-job elements of the SVQ)
  • Year 4 – Work based
  • Practical Assessments
  • Final Integrated Competence Assessment (Skills Test)

Typical duties will include:

Involved in the installation and maintenance of many different electrical systems. Wiring in houses and industrial buildings. http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Working in the electrical contracting industry requires physical effort on the part of the apprentice in lifting heavy objects, pulling cable and crawling in confined areas, working on ladders and scaffolding etc. Apprentices must possess the ability to follow specific instructions and, because wiring is usually colour coded for identification purposes, cannot be colour blind. Ideally, applicants should have good National 5s/Standard Grades in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Engineering Electrical

Engineering Electrical

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF 5).
    • This is a foundation course where you learn the basics of the workshop, e.g. How to safely use drills, hand tools, bench fitting, lathes etc. Completed at college in year one.
  • National Certificate in Engineering Practice (SCQF 5).
    • This course has a mixture of classroom and workshop units. You will learn about creating and following drawings, different types of welding, about engineering materials, workshop skills, using IT and more. Completed at college in year one.
    • This more specialised qualification is gained by gathering evidence from your work over three years. Every job has the chance of covering some of the required tasks e.g. demonstrating safe use of equipment, problem solving, trying ideas, installing a new part. You write short reports to cover the outcomes and deliver these to your college assessor.
  • SVQ3 in Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) (SCQF 6).

Modern Apprenticeship

The Modern Apprenticeship is awarded by Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA). The MA is awarded when you have completed the three qualifications and three years ‘time served’.

Duration

The apprenticeship take a minimum of 3 to 4 Years.

Attendance at College

  • Year 1 - 30 weeks at Shetland UHI Scalloway campus, Or possibly in Inverness to complete SVQ2 PEO and NC Engineering Practice.
  • Years 2-4 - Work based, working on SVQ3 portfolio. Distance learning session from college for portfolio submissions and assessor visits.

Typical duties will include:

Complying with health and safety requirements, interpreting engineering data and documentation and conducting work to suit requirements. Depending on the industry, you would: Assess whether new technical developments are feasible, create project plans, draw and interpret technical diagrams, estimate costs and timescales for projects, coordinate the work of technicians and craftspeople, test electrical installations and systems, analyse the data from tests and oversee inspection and maintenance programmes.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • An interest in practical engineering, problem solving and working in a team.
  • Good manual dexterity, co-ordination and an eye for detail are essential.
  • Physically able to perform the range of tasks involved.
  • A mature outlook and willing to work with other people at other levels of the business.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Engineering Fabrication and Welding

Engineering Fabrication and Welding

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Fabrication and Welding

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF 5)
    • This is a foundation course where you learn the basics of the workshop, e.g. How to safely use drills, hand tools, bench fitting, lathes etc. Completed at college in year one.
  • National Certificate in Engineering Practice (SCQF 5)
    • This course has a mixture of classroom and workshop units. You will learn about creating and following drawings, different types of welding, about engineering materials, workshop skills, using IT and more. Completed at college in year one.
  • SVQ3 in Fabrication and Welding (SCQF 6)
    • This more specialised qualification is gained by gathering evidence from your work over three years. Every job has the chance of covering some of the required tasks e.g. demonstrating safe use of equipment, following a drawing and using a MIG welder to make a simple joint. You write short reports to cover the outcomes and deliver these to your college assessor.

Modern Apprenticeship

The Modern Apprenticeship is awarded by Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA). The MA is awarded when you have completed the three qualifications and three years ‘time served’.

Duration

The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 3 to 4 Years.

Attendance at College

  • Year 1 - 30 weeks at Shetland UHI, Scalloway campus to complete SVQ2 PEO and NC Engineering Practice.
  • Years 2-4 - 30 weeks at Shetland UHI, Scalloway campus to complete SVQ2 PEO and NC Engineering Practice.

Typical duties will include:

Complying with health and safety requirements, choosing and laying out materials to be cut or joined, follow engineering instructions and drawings, decide on the best welding method for the job and test cuts and joins using specialised instruments. Common types of welding include: Oxyacetylene, MIG (metal inert gas), MMA (manual metal arc), TIG (tungsten inert gas) and Laser and ultrasonic.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • An interest in practical engineering, problem solving and working in a team.
  • Good manual dexterity, co-ordination and an eye for detail are essential.
  • Physically able to perform the range of tasks involved.
  • A mature outlook and willing to work with other people at other levels of the business.

Contact: Neil Pearson - Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Engineering Maintenance

Engineering Maintenance

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF 5)
    • This is a foundation course where you learn the basics of the workshop, e.g. How to safely use drills, hand tools, bench fitting, lathes etc. Completed at college in year one.
  • National Certificate in Engineering Practice (SCQF 5)
    • This course has a mixture of classroom and workshop units. You will learn about creating and following drawings, different types of welding, about engineering materials, workshop skills, using IT and more. Completed at college in year one.
    • This more specialised qualification is gained by gathering evidence from your work over three years. Every job has the chance of covering some of the required tasks e.g. demonstrating safe use of equipment, problem solving, trying ideas, installing a new part. You write short reports to cover the outcomes and deliver these to your college assessor.
  • SVQ3 in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) (SCQF 6)

Modern Apprenticeship

The Modern Apprenticeship is awarded by Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA). The MA is awarded when you have completed the three qualifications and three years ‘time served’.

Duration

The apprenticeship take a minimum of 3 to 4 Years.

Attendance at College

  • Year 1 - 30 weeks at Shetland UHI, Scalloway campus to complete SVQ2 PEO and NC Engineering Practice.
  • Years 2-4 - Work based, working on SVQ3 portfolio. Go to college once a month. Assessor visits.

Typical duties will include:

Complying with health and safety requirements, interpreting engineering data and documentation and conducting work to suit requirements, carrying out fault diagnosis, producing, restoring and replacing components and working effectively and efficiently in engineering.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • An interest in practical engineering, problem solving and working in a team.
  • Good manual dexterity, co-ordination and an eye for detail are essential.
  • Physically able to perform the range of tasks involved.
  • A mature outlook and willing to work with other people at other levels of the business.

Contact: Neil Pearson – Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Furniture Making

Modern Apprenticeship in Furniture Making

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6). Furniture Making – Traditional or Contemporary.
  • Individual units from Professional Development Award in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Core Skills

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Shetland College and Young Enterprises, Perth.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Shetland College is as follows:
    • Year 1 – 12 weeks in aprox. 4-week blocks
    • Year 2 – workplace assessment and short I week blocks to attend training at Young Enterprises.
    • Year 3 – Work based
  • Practical Assessments

While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work.

Typical duties will include:

Making bespoke wooden furniture for customers such as: tables, chairs, dressers, cabinets, beds, desks. Smaller items such as candlesticks, chopping boards, place mats, coasters etc Repairing individual items.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally, applicants should have National 5s (or Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Greenkeeping

Greenkeeping

Modern Apprenticeship in Greenkeeping

The qualification consists of:

  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 2 (SCQF 5) Horticulture - Sports Turf.
  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 3 (SCQF 6) Horticulture – Sports Turf.
  • Plus short courses.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and awarded by Lantra.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at SRUC Elmwood Campus, Cupar. There are several pathways within the Horticulture Modern Apprenticeship and Sports Turf Greenkeeping is one.

Attendance at College

You will have block release to Block release to SRUC Elmwood Campus, usually 2 week blocks, 4 times a year.  You will be assessed via a mix of workplace assessments, compilation of a portfolio of evidence and various short courses.

Typical duties will include:

Typical duties will include establishing and maintaining plant growth; maintenance of grass areas and paths; grass cutting and tree planting; maintenance of machinery.

Green keepers and grounds persons keep the grass in peak form for those sports played on grass for example golf, football, rugby and bowls. http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally applicants will have studied National 4/5s (or General /Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, English and Science, although these are not essential.

A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential. Must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers.

My World of Work job profiles may provide additional information http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Groundkeeping

Groundkeeping

Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture - Sports Turf

The qualification consists of:

  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 2 (SCQF 5) Horticulture - Sports Turf.
  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 3 (SCQF 6) Horticulture – Sports Turf.
  • Various short courses.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and awarded by Lantra.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at SRUC Elmwood Campus, Cupar.

Attendance at College

You will have block release to Block release to SRUC Elmwood Campus, usually 2 week blocks, 4 times a year.  You will be assessed via a mix of work place assessments, compilation of a portfolio of evidence and various short courses. There are several pathways within the Horticulture Modern Apprenticeship and Sports Turf Groundsperson is one.

Typical duties will include:

Typical duties will include establishing and maintaining plant growth; maintenance of grass areas and paths; grass cutting and tree planting; maintenance of artificial grass, maintenance of machinery.

Green keepers and grounds persons keep the grass in peak form for those sports played on grass for example golf, football rugby and bowls.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally applicants will have studied National 4/5s (or General /Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, English and Science, although these are not essential.

A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential. Must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers. My

World of Work job profiles may provide additional information.

http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Hairdressing

Hairdressing

Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing 

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ2 or SVQ3 in Hairdressing and Barbering.
  • Core skills at SCQF4, all separately certificated.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through Habia.
  • The qualification is awarded by SQA.

Duration
The apprenticeship scheme runs over 2 years for Level 2 with attendance at Shetland UHI Lerwick campus. Level 3 runs over 1 year, also with attendance at Shetland UHI Lerwick Campus. Candidates will be required to enter at Level 2 and will hopefully then progress on to Level 3 after having had time to establish themselves at the salon.

Attendance at College

  • SVQ 2 In Hairdressing at SCQF Level 5: This will be done over 2 years with the majority of time spent in the salon. College training will be arranged on Mondays on a bi-weekly basis. Theory work will be done in the college and you will sit the exams there. On Mondays or Fridays, the assessor will come to the salon to do on site observations and help with portfolio work
  • SVQ3 In Hairdressing at SCQF Level 6: This will be done over 1 year. As with the SVQ2, most of the time will be done in the salon. Theory and exams will be done in the college under exam conditions and the assessor will come out to do the required assessments in the salon. Where required, the college’s own salon may be used. Observations can be done on a flexible basis.
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 4: Core skills at SCQF 4 will be required to be done and these will be arranged through Shetland UHI Lerwick campus.

Typical duties will include:

As a junior hairdresser, you would:

  • Greet customers
  • Shampoo their hair
  • Do simple cutting
  • Make sure towels and supplies are ready for use
  • Keep the salon clean and tidy

As a senior hairdresser, you would talk to clients about how they want their hair done. You’d tactfully give them advice and suggest style ideas. You would:

  • Shampoo and condition customers’ hair
  • Cut and style customers’ hair
  • So colouring, perming or straightening
  • Advise on minor hair and scalp problems
  • Make appointments and handle payments
  • Order materials
  • Make sure that hair products containing chemicals are used and stored correctly

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

The National Occupational Standards for hairdressing and barbering clearly identify that Level 2 is the qualification appropriate for a junior stylist or barber. Level 3 is the expected requirement for the role of stylist, barber or other senior positions in the salon.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants will be required to have good communication skills and be physically able for the tasks involved in the job. They should have a pleasant manner, smart appearance and a good standard of education.
  • An artistic flair and interest in fashion would also be an advantage.

Contact: Elizabeth Boxwell – Elizabeth.Boxwell@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Heating and Ventilation

Heating and Ventilation

Modern Apprenticeship in Heating and Ventilation

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 Heating & Ventilation Installation.

or

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 Heating & Ventilation Servicing.
    Modern Apprenticeship.

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Summit Skills.

Duration

This apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Glasgow Kelvin College.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Glasgow Kelvin College usually in blocks of 3 weeks at a time.
  • Year one 18 weeks.
  • Year two 18 weeks.
  • Year three 12 weeks.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence and Workbooks.
  • Written Assignments.
  • Workplace Projects.

Typical duties will include:

Installations/Maintenance of pipes, air ducts and drainage. Welding and Fabrication of ducting and pipes. Work on air source systems, boiler systems and control systems. Some general plumbing duties. Further information on job profiles may be obtained from http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants should have good National 5s/Standard Grades in subjects, such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

Modern Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy) (SCQF Level 7).
  • Level 2 -Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 5).
  • Level 3 -Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 7).
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5, all required to be separately certificated.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through IMI.
  • The qualification is awarded by City and Guilds.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at Moray Firth Training Group, Inverness.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Moray Firth Training Group, Inverness.
  • 6 x 1 week blocks for the first 3 years.
  • Evidence production and workplace observation begins at the start of Year 2.
  • Year 4 – Completion of portfolio and workplace observations.
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5.

Typical duties will include:

You would repair and service lorries and coaches. You’d work on all the mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. You would:

  • Find faults.
  • Tell customers if repairs are needed and how important they are.
  • Work out the estimated time and cost for jobs.
  • Do repairs and replace damaged parts.
  • Road test the vehicle to check the repair work.
  • Fit and service accessories like radios and alarms.
  • Carry out standard servicing and checks.

As an experienced technician, you could do MOT tests or convert standard engines to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). You might also work on electric and hybrid vehicles.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Be good with their hands, think logically and be able to work individually as well as part of a team to solve practical problems.
  • Have 4/5 years secondary education with ideally passes in science particularly physics and/or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.
  • Be able to understand technical data and apply the information in practice.
  • Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.

Contact: Neil Pearson - Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Horticulture

Horticulture

Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture

The qualification consists of:

  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 2 (SCQF 5) Horticulture.
  • MA: Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 3 (SCQF 6) Parks and Open Spaces.
  • Various short courses.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Qualifications Authority and awarded by Lantra.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at SRUC Elmwood Campus, Cupar.

Attendance at College

You will have block release to Block release to SRUC Elmwood Campus, usually 2 week blocks, 4 times a year.  You will be assessed via a mix of work place assessments, compilation of a portfolio of evidence and various short courses.

Typical duties will include:

Typical duties will include establishing and maintaining plant growth; nursery work; maintenance of decorative grass areas and paths; grass cutting and tree planting; maintenance of machinery.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants will have studied National 4/5s (or General /Credit Standard Grades) in subjects such as Maths, English and Science, although these are not essential.
  • A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.
  • Must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers.

My World of Work job profiles may provide additional information. http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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IT and Telecommunications

IT and Telecommunications

Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications

The qualification consists of:

  • Level 2 (SCQF 5) MA IT and Telecommunications.
  • Level 3 (SCQF 6) MA IT and Telecommunications.
  • Candidates will achieve the Diploma for Information Technology & Telecommunications Professionals. The framework recommends further certificates though these are not mandatory.
  • Core Skills need to be separately accredited including ICT at SCQF6.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through Tech Partnership.
  • The qualification is awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme for both level 2 and 3 is 2 years.

Attendance at College

  • Work Place Assessments.
  • Collection of workplace evidence.
  • Remote assistance and VC communication through Inverness College UHI.

Typical duties will include:

You would find and fix problems with people’s computers and IT equipment. You’d set up and test new equipment to make sure it works. You would help people face to face or over the phone, email or instant messaging. You’d need to have a wide knowledge of operating systems, software and hardware. You’d need to be able to explain the problem and the solution clearly to non-technical users.

You would:

  • Talk to people to get details of faults.
  • Work out the reasons for a fault and explain it to them.
  • Fix equipment, including printers and scanners (known as peripherals).
  • Set up new equipment and upgrade existing systems.
  • Test and service equipment.
  • Record problems and their solutions for future reference.
  • Train clients on new systems or software applications.

You may work for a company as part of its information technology team or provide IT support services to one or more companies.

You’d also need to be aware of health and safety regulations to guide you when setting up machines or checking equipment. Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Highers in relevant subjects are highly desirable. Most employers will require at least SCQF level 4/5 qualifications to enter a Modern Apprenticeship.
  • English and maths are required by most courses.
  • Other required subjects depend on the course but may include, Physics and Technologies subjects such as Computing science and Engineering.

Applicants are required to have an interest and aptitude in Information Technology.

Reference Source - My World of Work https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/my-career-options

Contact: Neil Pearson - Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Light Vehicle Mechanics

Light Vehicle Mechanics

Modern Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Mechanics

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light) (SCQF Level 7).
  • Level 2 - Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 5).
  • Level 3 - Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 7).
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5, all separately certificated.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through IMI.
  • The qualification is awarded by City and Guilds.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at Moray Firth Training Group (or franchised training operators as appropriate).

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Moray Firth Training Group, Inverness (or franchised provider).
  • 6 x 1 week blocks for the first 3 years.
  • Evidence production and workplace observation begins at the start of Year 2.
  • Year 4 - Completion of portfolio and workplace observations.

Typical duties will include:

You would fix cars, motorbikes and other vehicles to make sure they work well and are safe for people to drive. You’d work on all the mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

You would:

  • Find faults
  • Tell customers if repairs are needed and how important they are
  • Work out the estimated time and cost for jobs
  • Do repairs and replace damaged parts
  • Roadtest the vehicle to check the repair work
  • Fit and service accessories like radios and alarms
  • Carry out standard servicing and checks
  • As an experienced technician, you could do MOT tests or convert standard engines to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). You might also work on electric and hybrid vehicles.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Be good with their hands, think logically and be able to work individually as well as part of a team to solve practical problems.
  • Have 4/5 years secondary education with ideally passes in science particularly physics and/or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.
  • Be able to understand technical data and apply the information in practice.
  • Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.

Contact: Neil Pearson - Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

Modern Apprenticeship in Occupational Health and Safety

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ3 in Occupational Health and safety (SCQF 7) or an SVQ4 technical apprenticeship at (SCQF 9).
  • This qualification is gained by gathering evidence from your work over one to two years. Every job has the chance of covering some of the required tasks you will attend monthly online workshops and individual sessions with your assessor. Following these sessions you write reports to cover the outcomes and deliver these to your college assessor. The candidate is required to achieve 50-58 credits.
  • Core Skills in Problem Solving, Working with Others, Communication, ICT and Numeracy at SCQF level 5 (Numeracy, ICT and Communication require separate certification.
  • Candidates with a relevant SVQ3 qualification may qualify for the SVQ4 technical apprenticeship at (SCQF 9).
  • If doing SCQF 9 the candidate will be required to complete additional career skills units as part of the apprenticeship.

Modern Apprenticeship

The Modern Apprenticeship is awarded by PROSKILLS. The MA is awarded when you have completed 56 credits for the SCQF 7 (SVQ3) and core skills or if the candidate is doing the SCQF level 9 technical apprenticeship they will need to complete 108 credits and 15 credits from the list of possible additional career skills units.

Duration

The apprenticeship is expected to take one to two years.

Attendance at College

None - The entire course is delivered online by the virtual learning academy assessor and submissions are made using their online learning platform.

Typical duties will include:

You would keep people safe from accidents, injuries and health problems in the workplace. You’d create health and safety policies and make sure employers and workers follow them. Depending on your employer, your work could cover areas such as:

  • Fire safety.
  • Safe use of machinery.
  • Occupational health.
  • Control of hazardous substances.
  • Noise.

You would:

  • Develop effective policies and procedures.
  • Make regular inspections and risk assessments.
  • Keep records of accidents.
  • Advise on protective clothing and equipment.
  • Train employees on safety issues.
  • Investigate accidents and recommend improvements in safety standards.
  • Write reports.
  • You’d work with Health and Safety Executive inspectors and trade unions.
  • You’d need to have a good knowledge of health and safety legislation and keep up to date with changes in the law. In some companies, responsibility for health and safety may be part of another job role such as personnel or facilities management.

Useful Subjects

  • Maths, English, Science subjects (required by most courses).
  • Business Management, Sociology.

Contact: Neil Pearson – Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating

Modern Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Decorative Finishes (Construction): Painting and Decorating.
  • Professional Development Award – Painting and Decorating.
  • Core Skills.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority, CITB and the Scottish Decorators Federation.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Inverness College.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Inverness College is as follows:
    • Year 1 – 19 weeks in 4-week blocks.
    • Year 2 – 9 weeks in 4-week blocks.
    • Year 3 & 4 – Work based with one week each year at college.
  • Practical Assessments with assessor visits to the workplace.
  • Skills Test.
  • Completion of portfolio of evidence at the workplace.

Typical duties will include:

  • Preparing surfaces, applying paint by brush and roller, applying wall coverings, outdoor painting and producing decorative finishes.
  • Further details may be found on myworldofwork.co.uk
  • Information on wages can be found on http://sbatc.co.uk/documents.php

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally, applicants should have good National 5s/Standard Grades in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Note: This qualification can only be delivered by Train Shetland if the employer requesting training is not an affiliated member of CITB.

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Plumbing

Plumbing

Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6): Domestic Plumbing and Heating
  • Water Byelaws
  • Oil Firing Technical Association certificate
  • Emergent Technologies certificate
  • Gas certificates (for employment in those areas only)

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited and awarded through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board for Plumbing.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Moray College, Elgin.

Attendance at College

Block release to Moray College:

  • Year 1 & 2 – 4 x 3 week blocks
  • Year 3 – 2 x 3 weeks, 1 x 4 weeks blocks
  • Year 4 – workbased

Typical duties will include:

  • Working on hot and cold water plumbing, repair and installation of pipes, sewage works, drainage and central heating. Fitting toilets, baths, showers and sinks. Installing under floor heating. Installation, repair and maintenance of oil fired boilers. Installation and maintenance of heat pumps, heat recovery systems and ground source heat pumps.
  • There are some jobs which specialise in gas engineering, this is also a qualification for plumbers. Typical work would be - installation, repair and maintenance of gas cookers, hobs, boilers and other appliances. Completing safety inspections on gas systems and appliances. Installation and maintenance of gas pipework and fittings.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally, applicants should have good National 5s/Standard Grades in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Further information on job profiles may be obtained from  http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk  and information on wages can be found on http://www.snijib.org/members/documents

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Professional Cookery

Professional Cookery

Modern Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ Level 2 (SCQF 5) in Professional Cookery.
  • SVQ Level 3 (SCQF 6) in Professional Cookery.
  • Core Skills (if necessary).
  • Short Courses - Health and Safety and Food Hygiene.
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through People 1st.

The qualification is awarded by SQA.

 Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 18 months - 2 years for each level with attendance at Shetland UHI Lerwick campus.

Attendance at College

  • Monthly day release to Shetland UHI.
  • Monthly Assessor visits to workplace.
  • Work place assessments.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Various Short Courses.

Typical duties will include:

You'd prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. Creativity and imagination would help you present your food attractively.

You would:

  • Prepare, cook and present food to the required standards.
  • Makes sure the food is served promptly.
  • Monitor food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size.
  • Look after kitchen equipment.
  • Control stock levels of ingredients.

You need to follow hygiene regulations and health and safety legislation to make sure your food won't make customers ill and that the kitchen is a safe place to work. Further information on job profiles may be found on https://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

There are no formal qualifications required to enter this role.

Some employers may ask for qualifications at SCQF Level 4/5 or relevant work-based experience and qualifications such as a Scottish Vocational Qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking (SVQ Level 1) or Professional Cookery (SVQ Level 2/3).

Many entrants do a Modern Apprenticeship in Hospitality.

You can enter some National Certificate, National Qualification or National Progression Award Courses (SCQF 2/6) with no formal qualifications but most courses ask for National 4/5 qualifications (SCQF Level 4/5).

Useful Subjects

  • English, Maths (required by most courses).
  • Hospitality: Practical cookery or Practical cake craft.
  • Health and food technology, and Science subjects.

(Source my World of Work)

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying

Modern Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying 

The qualification consists of:

  • Higher National Certificate in Quantity Surveying.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 Construction Contracting Operations – Surveying.
  • If the job role is sufficient then the apprentice shall continue to SVQ 4 Construction Contracting Operations – Surveying.
  • Career Skills.
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Construction Technical.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Construction Skills.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Inverness College.

Attendance at College

  • Attendance at Inverness College on block release over 2 years, 3 x three week blocks per year.
  • Completion of portfolio of evidence.
  • The assessor will usually visit every 8 weeks and will also observe the apprentice at work. While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ3/4 & submit this evidence to their assessor.
  • Years 3 and 4 are work based.

Typical duties will include:

Input of data to keep track of finance, bills of quantities, register of work, writing reports, liaising with staff on site including sub-contractors, 

Work is mostly office based with some site visits. Further information on job profiles may be obtained from http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants should have Highers in subjects such as Maths, Graphic design, Physics, Computing. Credit level National5s/Standard Grades may be acceptable, but the candidate would then have to complete a National Certificate and then move on to Higher National Certificate.
  • Applicants must have dedication and self-discipline for home study. Have a mature outlook. Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Refrigeration Engineering

Refrigeration Engineering

Modern Apprenticeship in Refrigeration Engineering

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ Level 3 (scqf 6) Install, Commission and Maintain Refrigeration Systems.
  • FXJ 04 Working Principles, Installation Options and Regulatory Requirements for the Micro-Renewable Technologies, Water Harvesting and Recycling Technologies.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through SQA.
  • The qualification is awarded by Summit Skills.

Duration

This apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Glasgow Kelvin College, usually in 3 week blocks:

  • Year one 18 weeks.
  • Year two 18 weeks.
  • Year three 18 weeks.
  • Year four 12 weeks.

Attendance at College

  • Block release to Glasgow Kelvin College.
  • Work Place Projects.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence and Workbooks.
  • Written Assignments.

Typical duties will include:

Servicing, repair and installation of refrigeration and air conditioning plant, including equipment rate above 25kW.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideally applicants should have good Standard Grades/National 5s in subjects, such as Maths, Physics, Graphical Communications & Craft and Design.
  • Good co-ordination and dexterity is essential.
  • Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Roadworker

Roadworker

Modern Apprenticeship in Roadworker

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications Level 2 (SCQF 5) in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Construction): Highways Maintenance.
  • Industry Specific Training.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB .

Duration

Two years.

Attendance at College

  • Year one – 14 x 1 week blocks.
  • Edinburgh college.
  • Work Place Assessments.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence.

Typical duties will include:

Tasks will be associated with road and footway construction and maintenance. Labouring duties such as excavation and concreting. Work with hand tools and small plant items. Erecting lamp posts, laying paths, kerbing. Put up traffic controls, barriers, traffic lights. Maintain roadside verges. Dig trenches for cable and pipelaying. Grit roads and snow clearance in winter months.

Further information may be found on http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk and information on wages may be found on http://sbatc.co.uk/documents.php

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be physically fit and able to undertake labouring activities including manual lifting of loads.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers.
  • A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.
  • Applicants will have studied to Standard Grade/National 4 level in subjects such as Maths, English, Technical/ Craft.

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Social Services and Healthcare

Social Services and Healthcare

Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare

The qualification consists of:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in SVQ Level 2 (SCQF 6) in Social Services & Healthcare, along with Core skills (if required) certified separately, of ICT and Numeracy, at SCQF Level 4.

Or:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in SVQ Level 3 (SCQF 7) in Social Services & Healthcare along with Core skills (if required) certified separately, of ICT and Numeracy, at SCQF Level 5.

Or:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in SVQ Level 4 (SCQF 9) in Social Services & Healthcare along with Career skills (if required).

And:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship.

Or:

  • 4 National 5s (or equivalent), one of which should be in English if you do not have a Credit level pass or Higher/A level.

Modern Apprenticeship:

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Duration

Duration for the apprenticeship is up to 2 years.

Attendance at College

You will learn through tutorials at Shetland UHI Lerwick campus and be assessed on the compilation of a portfolio of evidence, including written reports, as well as being observed in the workplace.

Typical duties will include:

Modern Apprentices will join existing care teams across Shetland supporting elderly adults, adults with mental health issues, and adults with disabilities.  The Modern Apprentices will learn how to provide person-centred support in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines, and how to attend to the physical, social and emotional needs of customers within residential accommodation, and within customers own homes.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Applicants will be required to have: good interpersonal and communication skills, positive attitude to customer group, non-judgemental attitude, flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the service.  The applicant must also be reliable and honest, have the ability to maintain confidentiality and be physically fit to undertake the duties of the post.

Entry Requirements:

Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Contacts:

Elizabeth Boxwell – Elizabeth.Boxwell@uhi.ac.uk 

Karyn Johnson – Karyn.Johnson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Social Services Children and Young People

Social Services Children and Young People

Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services - Children and Young People

The qualification consists of:

  • Modern Apprenticeship in SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) (SCQF 7).
  • Core skills (if required) certified separately, of ICT and Numeracy, at SCQF Level 5.

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Duration

Duration for the apprenticeship is up to 2 years.

Attendance at College

You will learn through tutorials at Shetland UHI Lerwick campus and be assessed on the compilation of a portfolio of evidence, including written reports, as well as being observed in the workplace. Applicants will spend some time in a childcare setting gaining experience, before starting their SVQ.

Typical duties will include:

Working with children in a pre-school/care environment preparing snacks, setting up/dismantling equipment for play sessions, art and craft work, reading stories. May include changing nappies/toileting, and also cleaning/admin elements of work.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.

Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job and have a pleasant and caring manner.

Entry Requirements:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship.

Or:

  • SVQ 2 (SCQF Level 6) in a relevant subject area.

Or

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above (preferably including English).
  • 1 A level(s) at grade D or above.

Alternatively, NC Early Education and Childcare (SCQF Level 6) or equivalent.

Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Contacts:

Elizabeth Boxwell – Elizabeth.Boxwell@uhi.ac.uk

Karyn Johnson – Karyn.Johnson@uhi.ac.uk       

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Sustainable Resource Management

Sustainable Resource Management

Modern Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2(SCQF5) in Frontline Environmental Services.
  • Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3(SCQF 6) Waste Supervisory Management.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through Energy and Utility Skills.
  • The qualification is awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Duration

  • 1 to 2 years – Level 2.
  • 1 to 2 years – Level 3.

Attendance at College

  • No college attendance - Work Place Assessments.
  • Compilation of Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Short courses – Manual Handling, COSHH, Health and Safety.

While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ2 and 3 & submit this evidence to their assessor. The assessor will also observe the apprentice at work. It is possible the assessor may provide workplace visits and assessments to other workplaces on the Scottish mainland.

Typical duties will include:

Performing a range of local environmental services which may include collection and loading of waste and recyclable materials, sorting and preparation of recyclable materials for processing. Sort goods and select items for re-use. The collection, transfer, treatment and final disposal of waste. General site cleanliness. Operating weighbridge and understanding waste legislation relating to waste disposal and transfer. Leachate treatment, understanding the chemical process and keeping records.  Gas and watercourse sampling. Operation of plant and equipment relating to processes. Landfill Operations.

The job role involves dealing with the general public on a day-to day basis.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants should have studied to Standard Grade/National 5 level
  • Applicants must be very safety conscious and have a responsible attitude to work and safety.
  • Applicants will be working in physically demanding duties which involve bending, lifting and manual handling, so a basic level of fitness is important.
  • A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.
  • Applicants should have a polite and courteous manner.

Contact: Janice Leask – Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Vehicle Paint and Body Repair

Vehicle Paint and Body Repair

Modern Apprenticeship in Vehicle Paint and Body Repair

The qualification consists of:

  • SVQ Level 3 Vehicle Paintwork and Repair (SCQF Level 6).
  • Level 2 -Diploma in Vehicle Paintwork and Repair (SCQF Level 5).
  • Level 3 -Diploma in Vehicle Paintwork and Repair (SCQF Level 6).
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Vehicle Paintwork and Repair.
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through IMI.
  • The qualification is awarded by City and Guilds.

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at Perth College.

Attendance at College

  • First Year - 12 weeks attendance.
  • Second Year - 10 weeks attendance.
  • Third Year - 8 weeks attendance.
  • Fourth Year – workplace based.
  • Core Skills at SCQF Level 5.

Throughout the apprenticeship, the candidate will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence and will be observed in the workplace by qualified assessors.

Typical duties will include:

  • You would fix and replace broken parts in all type of vehicles so they work and are safe for people to use.
  • You would inspect the damage to see how bad it is and decide on the best way to do the repairs.
  • Depending on the problem, you might:
  • Remove damaged panels or parts to repair at a workbench.
  • Smooth out minor dents in panels with a ‘dolly’ hammer and other tools.
  • Fill small holes or rusted areas with resin, body solder and other compound fillers.
  • Fit new panels where the damage is too bad to be repaired.
  • Build body panels from sheet metal before welding them into place.
  • Once you have fixed the damaged parts, you would refinish the surfaces.
  • You would:
  • Remove old paintwork, sealant and rust using a wire wheel attached to a drill or grinder.
  • Clean the repair area and mask off other parts to be left alone.
  • Match the colour, and then prime and paint-spray the repair area.
  • Seal and wax the area.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • You do not need formal qualifications to enter this job but many employers look for a good general education (SCQF level 4-5) to enter an apprenticeship.
  • Useful subjects
  • Maths, English, Science Subjects.
  • Technologies subjects such as practical metalwork.

Contact: Neil Pearson - Neil.Pearson@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships

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Warehousing and Storage

Warehousing and Storage

Modern Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage

The qualification consists of:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Warehousing and Storage.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 in Warehousing and Storage.
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Freight Logistics.

Modern Apprenticeship

  • The qualification is accredited through Lantra.
  • The qualification is awarded by SQA.

Duration

4 years with delivery by SSVQ Ltd.

Course Delivery

No college attendance, fully work based. Work place assessments and compilation of Portfolio of Evidence.

Typical duties will include:

Receiving goods from deliveries and placing in storage, assembling orders for customers, maintaining stock records, check for damaged goods, maintain stock in a clean, tidy and orderly manner.  There may be a requirement to undertake Fork Lift Truck training in order to fully carry out the duties of the post.     

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://myworldofwork.co.uk

Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a good basic standard of education General 5s/Standard Grades.
  • A mature outlook and willingness to work as part of a team are essential.
  • Applicants should also have good communication skills and be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

Further information on job profiles may be found on http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Contact: Janice Leask - Janice.Leask@uhi.ac.uk

Address: UHI Shetland Train Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Shetland, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 771210

E-mail: apprenticeships.shetland@uhi.ac.uk

Web: http://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/study-with-us/apprenticeships