Have Your Say on a New Modern Apprenticeship for Scotland’s Rural Environment
Sector skills council, Lantra Scotland, is calling on environmental conservation groups and land and estate managers to share their views on a new Modern Apprenticeship for Scotland’s rural environment.
As part of a six-week consultation process, Lantra will look at the content and framework of the proposed Modern Apprenticeship, which is set to include Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in environmental conservation, estate maintenance and estate management.
Jo-Anne Bryan, Lantra’s Standards and Qualifications Manager said: “Now that work has taken place on the SVQs, we can move on to look at the Modern Apprenticeship itself. Over the next six weeks, we intend to gather views on the draft structure and content of the qualification from people across Scotland who either work or have an interest in the environment sector.
The Modern Apprenticeship could potentially include specialist routes, or pathways in environmental conservation, estate management and maintenance and in dry stone walling.
It will provide those working in the conservation of landscapes, habitats and species, in public access and recreation and in the maintenance and management of Scottish estates with a flexible route for learning and applying skills in the workplace.
Lantra recently co-ordinated a review of the environmental conservation SVQs at levels 2 and 3 to make sure they were “fit for purpose” and met the needs of Scotland’s conservation-related organisations.
The new SVQs in estate maintenance at level 2 and estate management at level 3 have been developed by Scottish Land and Estates, with support from the Scottish Government and other partners.
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