Become a Graduate Apprenticeship learning provider and help someone gain a degree while they work and earn a wage. We'll guide you through the process and support you.
Deliver learning to Graduate Apprentices
When you’re a Graduate Apprentice learning provider, you:
can offer up to 13 Graduate Apprenticeships
support an apprentice to get a degree
work closely with apprentice employers
shape Scotland’s next generation of graduate employees
As a Graduate Apprentice learning provider, you’ll:
build stronger bonds with employers in your community
access funding to help with apprentice training costs
be supported by Skills Development Scotland throughout your journey
be able to widen your range of courses
play a part in building Scotland’s workforce
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You can find apprenticeship frameworks, programme conditions, specifications and more which you'll need as a learning provider or employer.
Frequently asked questions
Got any questions about Graduate Apprenticeships? You might want to know:
There are 13 different Graduate Apprenticeship types available to study at SCQF Level 9 up to SCQF Level 11.
Find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships and how you could get involved as a learning provider.
To become a Graduate Apprentice, candidates should be at least statutory school leaving age and must have left school before they start the apprenticeship. Candidates can apply before they leave school or any time after that. There’s no maximum age for applying to be a Graduate Apprentice.
To read all eligibility rules about applying for a Graduate Apprenticeship, check out the SAAS website.
Skills Development Scotland supports training for various age groups that leads to recognised qualifications that are approved apprenticeship frameworks. The training covers a range of skills and industry sectors. Apprenticeship frameworks define the qualifications and their required levels. The level of funding depends on the:
age of the apprentice
apprenticeship (Foundation, Modern or Graduate)
framework being undertaken
SDS administers Scottish Apprenticeships on behalf of Scottish Government.Funding is available up to and including SCQF Level 11.
Graduate Apprentices can obtain a range of qualifications, depending on the occupation and subject area chosen.
The qualifications range from SCQF Level 9 (Ordinary degree level) through to SCQF Level 11 (Masters degree level).
The qualification a Graduate Apprentice obtains at the end is the same as the one they would obtain on a regular course with a university.
Find useful resources
We've pulled together a toolkit of handy resources to use when you're promoting apprenticeships.
Guidance for Graduate Apprenticeship learning providers
Check out policy and guidance that’s relevant for Graduate Apprenticeship learning providers.
Graduate Apprenticeships delivery toolkit
This essential toolkit helps you deliver Graduate Apprenticeships. The toolkit contains advice, tips and tools based on real practice.
Get in touch
Need to chat to our team? Call our expert advisers on 0800 783 6000 with any questions about providing training for apprenticeships.