Foundation Apprenticeships 2018-2020

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What is a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Foundation Apprenticeships enable high school pupils to gain an industry-recognised qualification whilst gaining invaluable work experience. This will help students build the skills and knowledge of their chosen field of study.

The Foundation Apprenticeship is a two-year course starting in S5 and will be part of the student's timetabled subjects. In the classroom they cover the theory behind each role then they'll get the opportunity to put the theory into practice in the workplace during their placement. This exposure to the world of work will give pupils a jump start in their career.

The hands-on work experience will lead to an industry-recognised qualification, set at SCQF Level 6 (the same level of learning as a higher) and based on existing industry-recognised qualifications including Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and National Progression Awards (NPAs)

After successful completion of the Foundation Apprenticeship course you are guaranteed an interview on the NLC Modern Apprenticeship course for your specific subject. Terms & Conditions Apply

Progression from the Foundation Apprenticeship

There are several options you can choose once you have completed the Foundation Apprenticeship. These include the following:

  • Modern Apprenticeship

  • Technical Apprenticeship

  • Higher National Certificate/Diploma

  • Higher Education Studies at University

We have variety of subjects available:

For more information on these subjects click on the links.  To register your interest complete and return pdf icon Expression of interest form [233kb].

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