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Recent changes to apprenticeships through the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, additional apprenticeship schemes, and increasing support from the Scottish Government have made this an opportune time to implement new and expand on current apprenticeship programmes in your organisation.

Join us for our Delivering Apprenticeships in Scotland course and learn how apprenticeships can benefit your organisation. You will hear from a variety of experts from across different sectors, learning how to design, implement, and manage apprenticeships.

Our speakers will provide you with the right advice and tactics to tack on any challenges that arise through your apprenticeship development journey. You’ll receive guidance on current policy and government aims and gain the confidence to excel in setting your own apprenticeship schemes. Learn how to reach out to a diverse pool of candidates, resource funding, and how to integrate apprentices smoothly into your workplace culture to ensure engagement, motivation, and overall success.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discover the variety of apprenticeship opportunities available and being developed
  • Become better acquainted with the resources available to help you build an apprenticeship programme
  • Recognize key components to creating a successful apprenticeship programme
  • Hear from a government official about the future plans for Scotland’s skills training
  • Identify ways to effectively engage with young people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Hear first hand from an organisation who has delivered highly successful apprenticeship programmes
  • How to utilise apprenticeships to train new talent, upskill employees, and fill skills gaps
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:40

Understanding Apprenticeships in Scotland

  • Discussing the skills needs of the Scottish economy and businesses
  • Clarifying the roles of employers, training providers, and apprentices Review of current Scottish Policy aims
  • Understanding the goals and targets of the Scottish Government and plans for the future – such as clean growth
  • How Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Government, training providers, and other organisation can help
  • Q&A Session
10.40 - 11:15

Structuring and Designing an Apprenticeship

  • Scottish Government apprenticeship policy and the Scottish Apprenticeship system
  • Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Apprenticeships
  • Design and delivery
  • Goals, ambitions and plans for the future
11:15 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:15

Making Apprenticeships More Accessible

  • Assessing the benefits of a variety of apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors
  • Understanding why diversity in the workplace matters
  • Looking at how current diversity figures measure up compared to goals
  • Understanding the unique challenges facing people with disability, women, BAME, and care leavers
12:15 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Case Study: Delivering Your Apprenticeship Programme

  • Designing an apprenticeship: how to get started
  • Ensuring the needs of the apprentice, your organisation, and the sector are all met throughout the programme
  • How best to ensure integration of apprenticeships into the workforce and organisational culture
  • Optimising learning opportunities and creating balance with work
14:15 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 15:45

Utilising Apprenticeships to Help Meet Your Business Needs

  • Using apprenticeships to foster new talent, upskill your workforce, and promote growth for your organisation
  • Utilising apprenticeships to help fill skills gaps across sectors and regions
  • Creating an effective business case for apprenticeships
15:45 - 16:00

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


Radisson Blu Hotel – Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High St The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH