Forth Valley College is one of Scotland’s largest trainers of Modern Apprentices (MAs) and there is a very good reason for that.

Our expert lecturing staff and excellent facilities help to tailor training specifically to each employer. We offer MAs in areas ranging from Management, Construction and Hospitality to Business, Engineering and Care and we pride ourselves on our close professional links with each industry.

Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) are a nationally recognised training and qualification route, designed to support your business to train your employees.

MA’s provide employees with the opportunity to gain essential skills and industry recognised qualifications via approved industry recognised training frameworks. The duration of each MA is dependent on the sector the apprentice is working in and aspects of the programme can be tailored to suit your business. A MA could be a new team member or an existing employee seeking to increase their capability. When you take on a new employee they might not have all the skills you need right now or you may have a current employee who might need new skills to take on a different role.

MAs gain the skills they need through on the job training and are supported in achieving industry recognised qualifications via FVC. These are gained on a day release basis, via work based assessor visits to the candidates’ place of work, or a combination of both. MAs are just like every other employee – so you still have to pay their salary while they’re being trained, and provide any equipment they’ll need to do the job. However, FVC draw down funding from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) which contributes towards the cost of the training.

The MA qualification can be delivered at different levels to suit the requirements of the business and the MA. All levels of MAs contain Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Core Skills. Additionally, some frameworks require underpinning knowledge qualifications at National Certificate (NC) or Higher National Certificate (HNC) level.


Please go to to register your interest and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your business needs.


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