Scottish Apprenticeship Provision

The Modern Apprenticeship helps employees develop the skills and knowledge they need to work in the fashion and textiles sector. With different levels available, it can be used as an entry point or progression route for employees. The SCQF level 5 qualification has an emphasis on skills that support the production of ‘heritage goods’. Level 6-7 focuses on the production skills used in fashion and textiles sub-sectors, and is suitable for employees in roles such as weaver, knitter, sewing machinist and technologist, designer, and laundry/dry-cleaning worker.

Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage Level 5

You can study one of the following routes:

  • Leather Production and Manufacturing
  • Textiles/Technical Textiles
  • Textile Care Services

Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage Level 6-7

You can study one of the following routes:

  • Leather Manufacture at SCQF Level 7
  • Manufacturing Textile Products at SCQF Level 7
  • Kilt Making at SCQF Level 6

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Apprenticeship Funding

The Scottish government will provide a range of funding depending on the level of the apprenticeship and the age of the apprentice.

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Extra support for Apprenticeship Levy Payers in Scotland

If you’re an employer paying the apprenticeship levy in Scotland, you could apply for up to £10,000 towards the cost of training your workforce.

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UKFT skills activity in Scotland

  • As the Sector Skills Body for the Fashion & Textiles sector UKFT has responsibility for the upkeep of National Occupational Standards (NOS), vocational qualifications and Modern Apprenticeship frameworks in Scotland. We also register and certificate Modern Apprentices.
  • UKFT has led on the successful bid to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to develop a Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring vocational qualification (based on current NOS).
  • Most recently, UKFT has secured the future of the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles Heritage at SCQF Level 5 and added a new additional pathway on the training for ‘Sewn Products’. This means that funded training for the sewn products sector is now available through the revised framework for the first time in Scotland. Read more here.

For more information please contact us at skillsandtraining@ukft.org