SVQs and Apprenticeships


Kick start your career with an Apprenticeship

With a Modern Apprenticeship, you learn on the job and get the experience you need. Plus, you work towards a qualification. Across Scotland over 25,000 thousand people every year are taking the opportunity to get the skills and experience that count while earning at the same time.

If you are aged 16 or over you could:

  • Discover a real alternative to full-time college or university. By learning on the job, you get to put your skills to the test right away.
  • Get the best possible training. MAs are designed with employers and industry in mind.
  • Get a qualification accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
  • Earn while you learn.

Employers – build a better workforce

Recruit new staff or develop the skills of existing employees with a Modern Apprenticeship (MA).

Modern Apprenticeships are ideal for your business no matter what size or development stage your organisation is from multi-national to SME or microbusiness. The programme offers you the unique opportunity to invest in West Highland's workforce and, in return, boost your business's future by developing qualified, motivated and productive staff.

You pay the wages, we’ll help with the training.

Work with us to deliver a range of MAs specifically designed for your industry. Skills Development Scotland can contribute towards the costs and for eligible employees, you’ll pay nothing more than their wage. We currently deliver in the following areas:

  • Aquaculture
  • Business & Administration
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Professional Cookery
  • Hospitality Services
  • Hospitality Supervision Leadership

Whether you're looking to find out more as a possible apprentice or an employee, please contact:

Nigel Patterson on 01397 874241 or email

Or visit the Modern Apprenticeships website to find out more.