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Apprenticeship Frameworks in Scotland

The role of Skills for Health in Modern and Technical Apprenticeships

Skills for Health develops, maintains and provides certification for the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks for:

The Modern and Technical Apprenticeships in Social Services and Healthcare are developed and maintained in partnership with the Scottish Social Services Council who provides certification for the frameworks. Further information about Apprenticeships in Scotland is available on the Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks for Scotland website.

Apprenticeship FAQs

Where do I find out more about apprenticeships?

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has a list of frameworks available.

What qualifications are included in an apprenticeship?

The qualification requirements for individual apprenticeships can be found in the relevant apprenticeship framework document.

Recognition of prior learning

Skills for Health is not able to advise on this – please contact your Awarding Organisation or centre directly.


Skills for Health is not able to advise on this. Please see the Skills Development Scotland website


Skills for Health is not able to advise on this. Please visit

Certification FAQs

Skills for Health issues certificates for Dental Nursing, Healthcare Support (Clinical), Healthcare Support (Non-Clinical), Optical Practice Support and Pharmacy Apprentices in Scotland. Certification and registration claims must be made via MA Online.

How long does it take for applications to be approved?

All applications are approved or rejected within 10 days.

How do I pay for registration – Scotland?

Once you submit your claim for registration on MA Online an invoice will be raised.  The claim will then move to ‘payment pending’ status until payment is received.  Payment details can be found on the invoice. When paying by BACS it is important to send us information detailing the invoice number or names of each apprentice your BACS payment relates to. This can be emailed to When sending a payment by cheque you must provide the invoice number or detail the names of the apprentices you are paying for. Cheques must be made payable to Skills for Health Ltd. The cost of Registration is £50.00 per apprentice and this fee also covers certification.

Please ensure your PO number or Authorising name is entered in the ‘PO/authorised name’ field under the Identifiers tab on MA Online as this is required for invoicing.

Postal Address for cheques:
Apprenticeship Certification
Skills for Health
Cheese Lane

How do I request a reprint of my certificate – Scotland?

To request a reprint please contact the team at You will be sent a reprint request form to complete. You will then be invoiced in the sum of £50.00 per reprint. Once payment is received your reprint will be forwarded to you.


If you have any general enquiries about the Apprenticeship Frameworks, please contact us at