Scottish Modern Apprenticeships

Investing in the Skills that increase productivity

Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland have helped employers develop their workforce by training and qualifying their staff.

In addition, individuals have the opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications which are designed to stretch, develop and enhance individual performance in the workplace.

They’ll develop skills and expertise for their current and future jobs.

Each year, over 25,000 people start a Modern Apprenticeship – combining a qualification with on-the-job experience. This lets people work and learn at the same time.

CAT Solutions deliver Modern Apprenticeships

CAT Solutions is accredited to deliver Modern Apprenticeships at 3 main levels aimed at individuals within the Construction sector. The Modern Apprenticeships target Supervisory, Management and Senior Management individuals working in a wide range of job roles.

These Modern Apprenticeships are split into three main areas:

  • Industry Specific Training;
  • Core/ Career Skills;
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification (matched to current job roles).

Following successful applications to secure funding through Skills Development Scotland, CAT Solutions can offer Modern Apprenticeships at no cost to businesses or individuals.

Actively engaged with SMEs and large businesses across Scotland

We are actively engaged with a number of SME’s and large businesses across Scotland ensuring we are supporting Scotland’s strategy to enhance work-based learning, reduce youth unemployment and raise skill levels.

We offer the following Modern Apprenticeships:

Eligibility Criteria

There are certain eligibility criteria that you must meet prior to being enrolled on one of our fully funded programmes. This eligibility criteria is set by Skills Development Scotland. Any individual undertaking one of our programmes must:

  • Live in Scotland (have a permanent Scottish address even if they are working outside of Scotland);
  • Be in full time employment (no contract or consultants can be enrolled);
  • Have not achieved the same equivalent qualification previously.

To discuss eligibility or enrol on one of our industry leading Modern Apprenticeship programmes, please contact us.

Occupational Work Supervision Level 3

Industry Specific Training

Industry Specific Training is designed to ensure individuals are equipped with the underpinning knowledge which will enable them to carry out their role safely and effectively as well as being able to progress through the SVQ qualification.

The delivery model is flexible to meet individual or business needs and requirements. With comprehensive workshop sessions, one-to-one learning, distance learning or on-site mentoring, any identified skills gaps or knowledge requirements are identified and effectively delivered.

Core/ Career Skills

Many skills are needed to be successful in any given job role. Core and Career Skills are embedded within our Modern Apprenticeship delivery and focus on essential skills that individuals need to be fully prepared for their personal and work life.

SVQ Qualification Level 3

The Occupational Work Supervision SVQ Level 3 qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means that in order to complete this qualification, individuals will need to be employed and working within a construction environment.

It has been designed to develop and recognise skills, knowledge and competence so that work can be carried out in Occupational Work Supervision within the construction industry, leading to progression onto further learning.

Practical Skills and Knowledge

Individuals will learn key practical skills and knowledge in the following mandatory units:

  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace;
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace;
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace;
  • Implementing and Maintaining Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace;
  • Co-ordinating and Organising Work Operations in the Workplace.

Individuals will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in two of the following optional units:

  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace;
  • Monitoring Progress of Work Against Schedules in the Workplace;
  • Confirming Work Meets Quality Standards in the Workplace;
  • Implementing Procedures to Support the Team’s Performance in the Workplace;
  • Co-ordinating and Confirming Dimensional Control Requirements of the Work in the Workplace;
  • Contributing to the Circulation of Construction Related Project Information in the Workplace;

Construction Site Supervision Level 3

Industry Specific Training

Industry Specific Training is designed to ensure individuals are equipped with the underpinning knowledge which will enable them to carry out their role safely and effectively, as well as being able to progress through the SVQ qualification,

The delivery model is flexible to meet individual or business needs and requirements. With comprehensive workshop sessions, one-to-one learning, distance learning or on-site mentoring, any identified skills gaps or knowledge requirements are identified and effectively delivered.

Core/ Career Skills

Many skills are needed to be successful in any given job role. Core and Career Skills are embedded within our Modern Apprenticeship delivery and focus on essential skills that individuals need to be fully prepared for their personal and work life.

SVQ Qualification Level 3

The Construction Site Supervision SVQ Level 3 qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment. This means that in order to complete this qualification, individuals will need to be employed and working within a construction environment.

It has been designed to develop and recognise skills, knowledge and competence so that work can be carried out in Construction Site Supervision within the construction industry leading to progression onto further learning.

Individuals will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:

  • Maintaining Supplies of Materials to Meet Project Requirements in the Workplace;
  • Implementing Communication Systems for Construction Projects in the Workplace;
  • Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work in the Workplace;
  • Planning Historical Conservation/Restoration Activities in the Workplace;
  • Supervising Historical Conservation/Restoration Activities in the Workplace;
  • Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection in the Workplace;
  • Assessing and Recommending Work Methods for Carrying Out Site Operations in the Workplace;
  • Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements in the Workplace;
  • Coordinating and Organising the Control of Work in the Workplace;
  • Controlling Work Progress Against Agreed Programmes in the Workplace;
  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace;
  • Controlling Work Against Agreed Standards in the Workplace.

Individuals will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in two of the following optional units:

  • Contributing to the Control of Work Quantities and Costs in the Workplace;
  • Co-ordinating Preparation Work for Site or Lifting Operations in the Workplace;
  • Allocating Work and Checking People’s Performance in the Workplace;
  • Managing Personal Professional Development in the Workplace;
  • Contributing to the Identification of Work Teams in the Workplace;
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace;
  • Providing and Monitoring Construction-related Customer Service in the Workplace;
  • Planning Demolition Activities in the Workplace;
    Supervising Demolition Activities in the Workplace;
  • Identifying and Enabling Learning Opportunities for Given Work Teams in the Workplace;
    Handing Over Property to Recipients following Construction or Maintenance Related Activities in the Workplace.

 

Construction Site Management Level 4

Industry Specific Training

Industry Specific Training is designed to ensure individuals are equipped with the underpinning knowledge which will enable them to carry out their role safely and effectively, as well as being able to progress through the SVQ qualification.

The delivery model is flexible to meet individual or business needs and requirements.

With comprehensive workshop sessions, one-to-one learning, distance learning or on-site mentoring, any identified skills gaps or knowledge requirements are identified and effectively delivered

Core/ Career Skills

Many skills are needed to be successful in any given job role. Core and Career Skills are embedded within our Modern Apprenticeship delivery and focus on essential skills that individuals need to be fully prepared for their personal and work life.

SVQ Qualification Level 4

The Construction Site Management SVQ Level 4 has been developed to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Construction Site Management qualification provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in management of construction projects to demonstrate their competence.

Individuals will learn key practical skills and knowledge in the following mandatory units:

  • Allocating Work and Checking People’s Performance in the Workplace;
  • Establishing, Implementing and Maintaining Systems for Managing Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace;
  • Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or Operational Requirements in the Workplace;
  • Monitoring Construction Related Project Activities in the Workplace;
  • Controlling Project Progress against Agreed Quality Standards in the Workplace;
  • Controlling Project Progress against Agreed Programmes in the Workplace;
  • Managing Personal Development in a Construction-related Workplace;
  • Planning Historical Conservation/Restoration Activities in the Workplace;
  • Ensuring that Work Activities and Resources Meet Project Work Requirements in the Workplace;
  • Planning the Preparation of the Site for the Project or Operation in the Workplace;
  • Ensuring that Work Activities and Resources Meet Project Work Requirements in the Workplace;
  • Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace;
  • Organising, Controlling and Monitoring Supplies of Materials in the Workplace;
  • Establishing and Monitoring Communication Systems and Organisational Procedures in the Workplace;
  • Establishing Project Dimensional Control Criteria in the Workplace;
  • Controlling Project Quantities and Costs in the Workplace;
  • Planning and Scheduling the Maintenance or Remedial Activities of Property, Systems or Services in the Workplace;
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace;
  • Identifying and Enabling Learning Opportunities for Given Work Teams in the Workplace;
  • Contributing to the Identification of Work Teams in the Workplace;
  • Providing and Monitoring Construction-related Customer Service in the Workplace;
  • Establishing, Controlling and Monitoring Environmental Factors and Sustainability in the Workplace;
  • Planning the Preparation of the Site for the Project or Operation in the Workplace;
  • Evaluating Feedback Information and Recommending Improvements in the Workplace;
  • Managing the Project Handover of the Construction Project in the Workplace,

The Construction Site Management – Conservation qualification also has four associated pathways:

  • L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Building and Civil Engineering;
  • L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Demolition;
  • L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Highways Maintenance & Repair;
  • L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Residential Development.

Construction Senior Management Level 5

Industry Specific Training

Industry Specific Training is designed to ensure individuals are equipped with the underpinning knowledge which will enable them to carry out their role safely and effectively, as well as being able to progress through the SVQ qualification.

The delivery model is flexible to meet individual or business needs and requirements. With comprehensive workshop sessions, one-to-one learning, distance learning or on-site mentoring, any identified skills gaps or knowledge requirements are identified and effectively delivered.

Core/ Career Skills

Many skills are needed to be successful in any given job role. Core and Career Skills are embedded within our Modern Apprenticeship delivery and focus on essential skills that individuals need to be fully prepared for their personal and work life.

SVQ Qualification Level 5

The Construction Senior Management SVQ Level 5 qualification has been developed to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Construction Senior Management qualification provides the opportunity for individuals who are working as senior managers in construction projects to demonstrate their competence.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 144 credits need to be attained by completing all 4 mandatory units, plus 6 optional units from a minimum of two optional units groups A, B and C.

The Learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in:

Mandatory:

  • Manage teams in construction;
  • Lead and participate in meetings in construction management;
  • Provide ethical advice, judgement and service in construction management;
  • Develop self and others in construction management.

Optional – Group A:

  • Prepare and agree a brief and development programme in construction management;
  • Manage design development and processes in construction management;
  • Assess and evaluate the environmental impact of developments in construction management;
  • Evaluate sustainable resources and requirements;
  • Manage marketing and customer service in construction organisations.

Optional – Group B:

  • Establish project procurement arrangements in construction management;
  • Implement strategic sourcing partnerships in construction management;
  • Manage procurement processes in construction;
  • Prepare and submit estimates, bids and tenders in construction management;
  • Ensure that contracts are prepared, negotiated and concluded in construction;
  • Control organisational and project income and expenditure in construction management.

Optional – Group C:

  • Control projects outcomes in construction management;
  • Evaluate and progress the resolution of disputes in construction management;
  • Manage project completion in construction management.

Questions?

If you have any questions about Scottish Modern Apprenticeships or would like to discuss further, please get in touch.

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