Experience and learning combined

One of the defining features of an apprenticeship is the way it combines structured training with on-the-job experience and learning.

Configure the apprenticeship to suit you

You should work with Skills Development Scotland to create an apprenticeship that's right for your organisation.

You can organise your company apprenticeship scheme to suit your needs. This can be through day-release to a local training provider or through study time for desk-based and online sessions.

Choose a training partner

We work with a number of respected providers.

A full list of providers is available on the government's Register of apprenticeship training providers webpage.

Collaborate with your apprentice

You will need to support your apprentices in completing their training log. This is a record of the learning, knowledge and experience they gain under the apprenticeship.


To access the scheme and funding, you will need to provide your apprentices with a contract of employment and apprentice agreement, which:

  • outlines the skills and/or occupation for which the apprentice will train
  • confirms the qualifying apprenticeship framework they will follow

For more information, visit our Getting funding page.

Last updated: 16 Feb 2018