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  1. What is a Modern Apprenticeship?
  2. Who are Modern Apprenticeships for?
  3. Are there entry qualifications to the course?
  4. What does the Modern Apprentice qualification consist of?
  5. Who pays for this training?
  6. Do I need to be in employment to be a Modern Apprentice?
  7. Do I need to attend College?
  8. How long does training take?

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1. What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

It is the opportunity to gain a qualification and practical skills which are relevant and developed by the appropriate industry. In order to undertake a Modern Apprenticeship you will be employed and earning a wage throughout the duration of your training.

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2. Who are Modern Apprenticeships for?

Modern Apprenticeships are for those who are 16 + years and capable of achieving a Vocational Qualification.

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3. Are there entry qualifications to the course?

In order to commence training in greenkeeping/landscaping you would require to hold 3 Standard Grades (English, Maths and 1 other subject at band 3 or above)

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4. What does the Modern Apprentice qualification consist of?

There is Modern Apprenticeship at both Level 2 and Level 3.

Modern Apprenticeship at Level 2 will consist of Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Greenkeeping or Landscaping, Emergency First Aid and another industry specific certificate.

Modern Apprenticeship at Level 3 will consist of Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Sportsturf or Landscaping, Emergency First Aid (if not already achieved at Level 2) and PA1 and Pa6a Pesticide Application.

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5. Who pays for this training?

The course can either be paid by your employer or it may be possible for us to access funding from Skills Development Scotland to pay for it. Skills Development Scotland will provide funding support for the Modern Apprenticeships but there will be eligibility criteria which require to be met. (Contact GOSTA for information on eligibility)

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6. Do I need to be in employment to be a Modern Apprentice?

Yes. In order to complete a SVQ and MA you will need to be in full-time employment. The practical skills you gain in an everyday work environment are an imperative part of your experience.

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7. Do I need to attend College?

The training Gosta Training delivers for the Knowledge and Understanding is taught in a classroom situation over the winter months. You would attend on a Day Release basis.

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8. How long does training take?

A Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship would normally take about 2 years and a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship would be 1 year.

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