At West College Scotland we know how important it is for modern businesses to keep their staff well-trained and properly qualified. We offer a range of Scottish Vocational Qualifications and Modern Apprenticeship programmes, allowing employees to undertake work-based training.
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) help structure employee training to meet ever-changing industry standards. The qualifications are competence-based and give credit for past experience and knowledge. They are an excellent tool for developing your employees, from new entrants to senior managers.
Performance is assessed using a combination of techniques, including the development of a portfolio of evidence and on-the-job observations by a qualified assessor.
Modern Apprenticeships (MAs)
Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) give anyone over the age of 16 the opportunity to work in a paid job while undertaking workplace training and study, with a view to them gaining new skills and recognised qualifications.
MAs are available within a range of business sectors and developed through Sector Skills Councils in consultation with industry. This ensures that training reflects the needs of employers. The MA programme covers apprenticeship training costs, supporting candidates to develop their skills while achieving an industry-recognised vocational qualification.
Benefits of MAs
- A highly-skilled workforce, giving your business a competitive edge
- Increased flexibility to meet your business needs
- Ability to design clear career paths for employees and improving employee retention
TO THE APPRENTICE
- Opportunity to further your career
- Flexibility to suit your work / personal needs
- Increased motivation, skills and confidence
Funding for Modern Apprenticeships are available to 16 - 25 year olds in employment or over 25s working in key sector areas.