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Modern and Craft Apprenticeships


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

Modern and Craft Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships (MA) are funded by Skills Development Scotland.

They are available for young people aged 16 to 19, or upto 29yrs for people who are care experienced/young carer and/or have an additional support.

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).


Following completion of their Modern 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