• Learn the skills you need for the future

  • Work on real, work-based projects

  • Open up your options after school

  • Make your UCAS or college application stand out from the crowd

Foundation Apprenticeships are new, work-based qualifications for secondary school pupils. They provide pupils starting S5 in August with the opportunity to develop their skills, experience and knowledge in a live business environment and gain an industry-recognised qualification set at SCQF Level 6 (the same level of learning as a Higher). 

Foundation Apprenticeships are open to S5 pupils at all high schools in Fife and those attending Kinross High School. Fife College works in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Fife Council Education Services and local employers to support this new and innovative career pathway. 

Foundation Apprenticeships will be delivered at Fife College over two afternoons a week in specialist learning environments. In the second year of the course students will also gain hands-on experience with an employer to learn valuable employment skills and behaviours.

Upon successful completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship, a range of progression routes are available. A Foundation Apprenticeship can provide accelerated entry to a Modern Apprenticeship programme or to employment.  Further or Higher Education opportunities are also available in each subject area.


Foundation Apprenticeships in partnership with Fife Council

Fife College works in partnership with Fife Council to make sure that Fife benefits from a fantastic, full range of Foundation Apprenticeships.

Find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships by visiting Skills Development Scotland's websiteApprenticeship.scot or by reading these features, originally found in The Times and the Scottish Sun.