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.

Fife College is offering the following Foundation Apprenticeship courses starting in 2017: 

  • Civil Engineering

  • Creative & Digital Media

  • Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills)

  Click the images below to find out more about each Foundation Apprenticeship.

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If you would like to apply for one of these Foundation Apprenticeships, visit our School-College Partnership applications page, choose your school, and if the Foundation Apprenticeship that you are looking for is available at your school, it will appear in the list. Please speak to your school guidance team for more information about how to apply.


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 with Fife Council

The following Foundation Apprenticeships are available through Fife Council. Follow the links for more information and to apply:


Find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships by visiting Skills Development Scotland's Apprenticeship.scot website.