Updated Creative and Cultural Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks in Scotland

13 July 2021

Creative & Cultural Skills is thrilled to announce the approval of updates to Creative & Cultural Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks in Scotland

Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills) is thrilled at the approval of updates to the Creative & Cultural Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks in Scotland, which it hopes will be used to train the next generation of workers, in turn encouraging employers and educators alike to further embrace the use of non-traditional routes into work.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has approved two Creative & Cultural Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks. One at SCQF Level 6 that will help train cultural venue operatives, and one at SCQF Level 7 that will help train theatre production technicians, and offer a route to those seeking to work across museums and galleries in learning and participation, exhibitions support or volunteer coordination.

These updates have been carried out in consultation with unions and with the support of the cultural sector, SDS, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), and with the drive and support of Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS).

CCSkills has worked in close collaboration with these organisations to develop and coordinate the creation of the refreshed frameworks, which can be used to reignite and grow new interest in apprenticeship routes across the sector in Scotland, in turn encouraging sector employers to open their doors to the widest and most diverse pool of future talent.

Kathryn Willens, Head of Partnerships, Scotland at CCSkills said:
"These refreshed frameworks have the potential to springboard the development of further apprenticeship training options and will, we hope, be used by employers to create meaningful entry routes to work for a diverse range of young people. CCSkills looks forward to engaging with employers in Scotland to ensure Creative & Cultural Modern Apprenticeships are used to help the sector build back fairer post Covid, and beyond."

John Campbell, Senior Skills Development Manager at Museums Galleries Scotland said:
“We are delighted with the approval of these Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks and the inclusion of the Museums & Galleries Practice pathway, which will enhance the drive for positive change in the sector and will be a key component of MGS’s objective to diversify Scotland’s museum workforce.
We are committed to building the capacity of the heritage sector to deliver accredited vocational qualifications. The new frameworks will offer the opportunity to provide accessible and diverse entry routes into the workforce that will attract new talent, enable career progression and embed a culture of vocational learning in the sector.”

David Martin, Key Sector Manager for Creative Industries at SDS said:
“The development of apprenticeships is led by industry so that training closely reflects the skills that are in demand by employers.
“There’s no question that nurturing fresh talent will be a key part of how the creative sector as a whole recovers from the pandemic, and these two refreshed frameworks give employers the opportunity to grow the skills they need.
“Our dedicated website for apprenticeships in Scotland – apprenticeships.scot – provides further information on the frameworks, training providers and the support available.”

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