For the last 50 years Tullos Training has been a provider of government funded apprentice training programmes under the approved frameworks for Scotland. The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programmes offer a combination of centre and workplace based training within employment. The training centre is located at West Tullos, Aberdeen and includes fully equipped training workshops and classrooms staffed by occupationally experienced instructors, assessors and verifiers.  In addition to MA’s the Centre also has a comprehensive range of short courses available and works with employers in the development and implementation of in-house competency systems.

We hope that the below FAQ for employers answers any of the questions you may have as an employer who wants to use or is currently using Tullos Training Ltd as a training centre. If you have any further questions, please use the online chat at the bottom of the screen which is managed during our opening hours.

What qualifications will my apprentice gain?

S/NVQ Level 2 and 3, National Certificate (NC) as appropriate to framework. MA Certificate.

Frameworks vary according to industry sector but in general the apprentice is required to achieve two Vocational and one Further Education qualification for the Modern apprenticeship Certificate.

For Plumbing and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration apprenticeships they would completed only an SVQ Level 3 and a relevant industry enhancement such as ACS for plumbing or F Gas Handling Refrigerants certificate for Air Conditioning/Refrigeration frameworks.

What subjects of apprenticeships do you offer?

Apprentices on the Tullos register work with employers in many different sectors including oil & gas, aviation, paper manufacture, building services engineering, hospitals and local authorities. MA training programmes currently available at Tullos include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Machining Manufacture
  • Welding & Fabrication Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Installation
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Business Administration
  • Logistics
  • Management
Are there entry requirements for apprenticeships?

MA’s are available to any employee aged 16 or over. Applicants should demonstrate their potential to achieve an SVQ at Level 3 and may be required to pass a short test and assessment. Entry subject to current Modern Apprenticeship rules.  We would however recommend the below for engineering apprenticeships.

Craft (NC5): A good school record preferably with a technical background and some standard grades (now National 4).

Technician (NC6):  A minimum of 3 standard grades at grade 3 or above (now National 5) preferably including Mathematics, English, Physics and/or Technical Subjects would be an advantage.

HNC: If it is a requirement that your Modern Apprentice progresses onto an HNC course in the future we recommend a minimum of 2 Higher Grades (now National 6) of which 1 must include Mathematics.  Or having completed a National Certificate at SCQF Level 6.

How will my apprentice attend Tullos Training?

All MA’s feature a combination of training centre and workplace based training. Since different MA programmes require different attendance patterns actual attendance at the Training Centre will be confirmed once the type of apprenticeship has been chosen.

Employer Costs & Funding

Costs and funding values vary according to the type of apprenticeship and will be advised prior to or at the time of enrolment.  Information required in advance for registration and funding confirmation includes apprentice name, date of birth and National Insurance Number.


Apprentice recruitment is primarily the responsibility of the employer. However, Tullos Training can assist through provision of school leaver applicants who have already passed the entrance tests at the Centre. School Leavers can apply direct to Tullos Training for initial interview and test.


For information on any of our apprenticeship schemes or courses please contact Jim Booth on 01224 872316 or j.booth@tullostraining.co.uk

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