The Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services aims to give pupils in S5 and S6 the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to work towards a SVQ at SCQF level 6 and so to enter a career in financial services. It will help pupils to gain the mandatory units of the SVQ in Providing Financial Services at SVQ level 6 (which is a core element of the Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in providing Financial Services at SCQF Level 6), leaving them with fewer units to complete if they start the MA programme. 

  • Problem solving skills
  • Team work skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management

Year 1 – NPA

  • Financial Services: An Introduction 
  • Financial Services: The Regulatory Framework 
  • Financial Services: Communication 
  • Financial Services: Promoting Positive Customer Relationships 
  • Financial Services: Personal Finance Awareness 

Year 2 – SVQ

  • Develop Yourself to Improve and Maintain Workplace Competence in a Financial Services environment 
  • Develop Productive Working Relationships in a Financial Services Environment 
  • Comply with Regulations in the Financial Services Environment 

Pupils need to be ready to work at SCQF level 6 (the same level as Higher). They need to have a good level of maths and written and spoken English 

FA Financial Services including a National Progression Award (NPA) in Financial Services at SCQF Level 6 and part of the Scottish Vocational Qualification Providing Financial Services at SCQF Level 6. 

  • Banking 
  • Accountancy 
  • General Insurance 
  • Investment Operations 
  • Financing Operations 
  • Financing and Credit