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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 Health and Social Care are developed and maintained in partnerships with the Scottish Social Services Council who provide certification for the frameworks. Further information about Apprenticeships in Scotland is available on the Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks for Scotland website.

Apprenticeship FAQs

Skills for Health certificates for the Dental, Pharmacy, Optical Practice Support Healthcare Support (Clinical) and Healthcare Support (Non-clinical) Modern Apprenticeships.

Where do I find out more about apprenticeships?

Skills Development Scotland website 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

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. From November 1st 2013 all certification and registration claims must be made via MA Online.

Where are my certificates?

All applications are approved or rejected within 10 days. Skills for Health aims to send all certificates at the APPROVED stage of the process within 10 days of confirmation of payment. If you have not paid for your certificates you will not receive them until payment has been cleared. Payment details can be found below.

How do I pay Skills for Health for my certificates – Scotland?

Payment for Skills for Health certificates should be made either by BACS or cheque. When paying by BACS it is important to send us information detailing the names of each apprentice your BACS payment relates to. This can be emailed to When sending a payment by cheque you must detail the names of the apprentices you are paying for. Cheques must be made payable to Skills for Health Ltd. Certificates are charged at £50 each.

BACS Details:
Account Name: The Workforce Development Trust Ltd
Account No: 42543257
Sort Code: 40-14-13
Bank: HSBC

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

If you require an invoice please send us a purchase order in the post with your applications. If you have a query about Apprenticeships in Scotland or Apprenticeship Certification that is not answered on this page please contact

If you have any general enquiries about the Apprenticeship Frameworks that are not answered in the Country sections or FAQs please contact us at