APPLICATIONS FOR FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIPS - FIFE - OPEN NOW!​

Foundation Apprenticeships are 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).

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Download our FA Handbooks for all the information you need as a pupil, parent/carer or teacher in one place.

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Progression to degree level study with Fife College

Fife College will accept achievement of your FA for entry to related courses at HNC and/or HND level. For progression options relevant to your FA, have a look at our pathway maps.

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FAs are also accepted by universities and other colleges as part of their entry requirements. For full details, check out apprenticeships.scot for possible progression options.

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  • 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

Foundation Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications for secondary school pupils.

They provide pupils with the opportunity to develop their skills, experience, and knowledge in a live business environment and gain an industry-recognised qualification set at the same level as a Higher.

Foundation Apprenticeships will be delivered 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 Fife

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

By giving young people earlier exposure to the world of work, we’re helping them develop the skills, experience, and knowledge they’ll need when they leave school.

For young people it’s the chance to get a head start on their careers by gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden their career options when they leave school.