Foundation Apprenticeships are a new,
work-based learning qualification for secondary school pupils.
Foundation Apprenticeships enable pupils in S4
to S6 to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still
at school. Depending on the subject they choose, pupils will study
towards a foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects,
but they'll also spend part of the school week at college or with a
local employer. As well as working towards industry-recognised
qualifications they will develop skills, experience and capability
in a live business environment.
Foundation Apprenticeships are designed to provide earlier
exposure to the world of work, equipping young people with the
skills, knowledge and experience they need to go on to further or
higher education, accelerated entry into a
Modern Apprenticeship or employment.
And because they're linked to the key growth sectors of Scottish
economy, young people will be able to get industry experience to
kick-start a successful career in their chosen
We want more pupils to have more access to more subjects. By
August 2016 we want foundation Apprenticeships to be available in
every part of Scotland, and by 2020 we want foundation
Apprenticeships to be part of every school's offer.
Watch our video to find out if a foundation Apprenticeship might
be right for you:
To check what Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities are
available or planned in your local area contact your guidance
teacher or Careers Coach. Alternatively you can email us if you have
any questions or require additional information.