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Freight Logistics

Posted by | 25th January 2017 | Logistics News

The Logistics sector underpins every other sector within the Scottish economy; without Logistics it would be impossible for manufacturing companies to gain raw materials or export their products. Logistics activities include the planning, routing and movement of freight across all transport modes (road, rail, sea and air) as well as associated activities such as warehousing and storage.

Skills for Logistics has developed a Modern Apprenticeship in Freight Logistics at two levels to support the needs of the sector in Scotland. The Framework has a range of pathways including: Driving Goods Vehicles (various), Warehousing and Storage and Logistics Operations Management.

Framework Details

Freight Logistics at SCQF Level 5

Freight Logistics at SCQF Level 6

More information about the industry can be found on the Skills for Logistics website.

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Landbased Framework Details

Posted by | 25th January 2017 | Landbased News

LANTRA is the Sector Skills Council which supports skills and training for people and businesses in the land-based and environmental sector,

They cover 16 occupational areas grouped around:

  • Land management and production
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Environmental industries.

Businesses in land-based engineering work with:

  • Agricultural machinery (including tractors, combine harvesters, sprayers)
  • Groundcare machinery (including garden, sports turf and local grounds maintenance machinery also known as ‘outdoor power equipment)
  • Forestry machinery (including chainsaws and chippers)
  • Fixed machinery (including grain/crop processing and milking equipment
  • Construction machinery (including lift trucks and mini diggers).

LANTRA has developed a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering at two different levels to support the skills needs of the sector in Scotland.

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Posted by | 25th January 2017 | Landbased News

Lantra look after the skills needs of 16 industries, sub-industries and professions across the whole of the United Kingdom. These include Agriculture, Equine, Fisheries Management and many more.

Around 1,000,000 people work in this sector. That’s 3% of the UK’s workforce

There are approximately 230,000 businesses in Lantra’s sector

For further information on apprenticeships in this sector, visit Lantra’s Modern Apprenticeship page

E-Skills UK

Posted by | 25th January 2017 | IT News

E-Skills UK is making sure Britain is getting the technology skills it needs to succeed. As the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, they work on behalf of employers to develop the software, internet, computer gaming, IT services and business change expertise necessary to thrive in today’s global digital economy.

E-Skills UK’s apprenticeship page will guide you in the right direction to getting an apprenticeship in this sector

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Hospitality Apprenticeship Framework

Posted by | 25th January 2017 | Hospitality News

This new Scottish Modern Apprenticeship for Hospitality can help to address these issues. It offers an important route at entry level for the sector and provides an apprentice with the relevant skills and knowledge whilst gaining experience on the job. It offers an alternative route to more traditional forms of education. The learning is in context and the content can be flexible to suit individual and employer. They can provide the first step towards a longterm career, encouraging apprentices to stay and progress in the industry of their choice. Read More

People 1st is the leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries focusing on transforming skills in the sector through the development of effective recruitment, training and talent management solutions.

Apprenticeships are a great option for individuals joining our industries, as they can gain real work experience, and with the new apprenticeships, achieving an industry set professional standard.

We’re working closely with employers and other industry representatives to make sure that apprenticeships are based on professional standards that maximises their opportunities and meet employers’ need for skilled staff both now and in the future.

To find out more information about people 1st CLICK HERE.

Apprenticeships are not qualifications in their own right. Instead they are a framework with the following elements:

Knowledge based element
Competence based element
Transferable skills (Functional Skills, Essential Skills Wales, Core Skills, Essential Skills NI or Key Skills)
They combine on-the-job and off-the-job training, with learners spending time in a business working towards a work-based qualification and time with a training provider working towards a technical qualification and transferable skills.

Although different types of Apprenticeship are available and there are differences between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all Apprenticeships follow the same basic pattern:

A work based qualification that is designed to ensure the apprentice is job ready, such as an NVQ/SVQ Diploma at either Level 2 or 3
Transferable Skill qualifications such as communication,application of number and ICT.

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Posted by | 25th January 2017 | Hair and Beauty News

Apprenticeships are divided into two levels. In Scotland they are known as Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship and Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship.

A Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship is an introductory framework aimed at those just entering the industry and wanting to gain the basic skills needed for further development. It is the minimum standard required to work effectively in a business.

A Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship is the target level for anyone wanting to be a truly proficient professional in their chosen field. It expands upon the basic skills gained at Intermediate Level and is aimed at those wishing to enter the top level of their profession or go on to become managers and owners. People who have been in the industry for some time but are looking to update or accredit their skills can also take it.

Apprenticeships are available in the following areas:
Industry Level

– Hairdressing Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship
– Barbering Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship

Costs including the training, are met by your local funding body. Your local funding body will also help you to keep paperwork to a minimum.

To go to their website click here.

On 1st April 2015, Scottish Bakers rebranded its training arm to National Food and Drink Training (NFDT). This is a direct result of strengthening its training provision to include lean manufacturing techniques and the delivery of the new Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualifications See More.

In Scotland, Food & Drink is being seen as more and more important as an economic contributor in terms of its turnover, employment and it’s potential to grow further. With the on-going challenges of the economic slowdown, increasing interest in local/quality products, the need to enhance our food security as well as the need to look to our longer term sustainability this importance is going to increase further.

To find out more on apprenticeships within this sector, visit Improve’s Scottish apprenticeship page.