APPLICATIONS FOR FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIPS OPENING SOON!​

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).

11 exciting FAs coming soon:

Accountancy

Business Skills

Civil Engineering

Creative and Digital Media

Engineering

Food and Drink Technologies

Hardware and System Support

Scientific Technologies (Lab Skills)

Social Services and Healthcare

Social Services: Children and Young People

Software Development

What are Foundation Apprenticeships?

  • 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 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.

For more information on Foundation Apprenticeships and their relationship with Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Apprenticeships, visit The National Parent Forum of Scotland.

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.

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