Modern Apprenticeship SCQF7

If you are new to a management/leadership role or an experienced leader looking to endorse your skills and practice, then this could be the qualification for you.

Empower Your Workforce: Management for Effective Leadership and Business Growth

When managers perform well, the impact on the business will be transformative: increased productivity, improved team morale, and higher profitability. This qualification equips aspiring managers with the essential knowledge and skills to thrive in their roles. With diverse units, candidates can customise their learning to suit specific job roles, ensuring immediate relevance and impact.

Candidates will gain critical skills in supervising colleagues, enhancing customer interactions, and managing resources efficiently. Emphasising personal development, this qualification helps individuals gain confidence and hone their leadership skills. Given that 82% of managers are accidental managers who never received formal training, this qualification fills a crucial gap, transforming capable individuals into exceptional leaders. Empower your team, transform your organisation, and drive success with leaders trained to make a difference. The future of your business starts with the Management qualification – where potential meets excellence.

3 Simple Steps to Get Started

Employer initial consultation to discuss the Apprenticeship role. 

Learner initial assessment to match you with a suitable Apprenticeship.

An ideal fit between Employer and candidate to drive digital transformation. 

Work-Based Learning Delivery Model

Start Dates:

Rolling start dates available


Average 12 Months

Delivery & Training:

Detailed Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are supported by quarterly workshops, 1-1 in person/remote meetings scheduled every 2 weeks. There are no exams, portfolio assessment only. Assessment methods include: observation, case studies, guided discussions, research, Q&A, witness testimony, reflective account writing supported by work based evidence. All evidence is uploaded to our portfolio building software, Trello – an online collaborative technology. This can be accessed by all stakeholders to measure progress, evidence and compliance. 

Progress Reviews:

Every 12 weeks, learner, mentor and assessor attend to review progress, highlights and contextualise development of ILP to meet business goals and learner personal development.

Cost & Funding:


  • Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will pay a contribution to the overall cost.
  • 16-19 year olds are fully funded by SDS, no Employer contribution required.
  • 20+ are subject to eligibility checks and an Employer contribution is required.

Successful Partnerships that speak for themselves

“Direct Partners is one of the training delivery partners on the Vocational Training Framework (VTF). We value collaboration with Direct Partners who at all times provide quality service to VTFs’ clients and deliver on project targets. Not only do they deliver quality vocational training but they also provide professional employability advice to clients and recruitment support to participating employers.”

Gosia Lysakowska

Training Coordinator

“Nicole was exactly what Kelise needed and she really is a credit to you. We have now had 5 MAs in the business – all within the accounts teams – but we are about to get a surveying modern apprentice next month.  We’ll keep preaching and hope to convert more people.Laurie has three MAs in her team, including Kelise, and they are fantastic team members”

Alison Stark B Com (Hons)

Finance Director

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