Modern Apprenticeship - Engineering

Closing date for applications Friday 8 March 2024

A Modern Apprenticeship (MA) is a qualification candidates gain whilst in full-time employment.

It consists of a Scottish Vocational Qualification, (SVQ), Core skills (Communication, Numeracy, Problem Solving, Working with Others, ICT) and either an NC, HNC or HND or combination of these.

MAs are a combination of practical work based qualifications which are carried out in the workplace alongwith time spent in College in either a full-time, block or day release basis depending on the discipline chosen. Forth Valley College has excellent workshops and facilities including high specification laboratories, training rigs and state-of-the-art technology.

Year One
Performing Engineering Operations (PEO2) Level 2 SVQ + NC at College

Year Two
Level 3 VQ assessed in the workplace + HNC day release

Year Three
Level 3 VQ assessed in the workplace + HNC day release

  • Apprentices will also be certificated for all 5 core skills at intermediate 2
  • Dependant on your company placement you will complete the PEO2 SVQ in either the workplace or at College workshops
  • All Modern Apprentices are employed full-time from day one
  • Funding for a Modern Apprenticeships may be funded or part funded through Skills Development Scotland

  • Qualified Engineer

One of the following:

  • Four NAT 5, including Maths, English, Science and a Technical Subject (Chemistry if going down the process route) 
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • All successful applicants will sit an online aptitude test, which includes maths and technical subjects
  • All companies involved will then interview applicants of their choosing
  • Applicants may have to go through a medical prior to employment

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Falkirk Campus

Start date

19 August 2024

End date

06 June 2025