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Modern and Craft Apprenticeships


We offer a comprehensive pre-apprenticeship programme for young people on our Positive Futures programme. The programme gives the young person the opportunity to complete a pre-apprenticeship placement within the MA vocational area they are interested in. This helps to build up skills and knowledge within a specific area, allowing the young person a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship.

The pre-apprenticeship programme includes:

  • Basic introduction to the MA qualification
  • Details of sector specific training they would be required to undertake as an MA
  • A visit to MA work locations
  • Valuable work experience
  • Information on being a South Ayrshire Council employee
  • Application and interview support

Modern and Craft Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships are funded by Skills Development Scotland.

They are available for young people aged 16 to 19, and for people who are care experienced/young carer and/or have an additional support need we have funding to extend this age range from 20-29.   

Whilst completing their apprenticeship the MA works towards the relevant work-based qualification. Modern Apprenticeships are available at a variety of levels, all mapped to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

For more info on the occupational areas please contact a member of the team 01292 612301


Following completion of their apprenticeship Thriving Communities Officers continue to work with the MAs. This includes supporting them to go on to further education or securing employment with South Ayrshire Council or local and national employers. All MAs are offered 12 months aftercare, or beyond if required.

For more information:

Tel: 01292 612301
The Wallace Tower
172-176 High Street