As a school pupil, a Foundation Apprenticeship gives you early exposure to the world of work, helping you to develop the skills, experience, and knowledge you’ll need when you leave school.

For you, it’s the chance to get a head start in your career by gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden your career options.

Fife College and Fife Council are working in partnership to ensure that Fife Secondary school pupils benefit from a fantastic, full range of Foundation Apprenticeships.

Foundation Apprenticeships are now recognised by all colleges and universities, and you can use them, along with other SQA National 5/Higher qualifications, to gain access to a Modern Apprenticeship or Higher Education including degree pathways. You may also be able to access some Higher National Certificate (HNC) study routes at Fife College with your FA qualification and no SQA Higher qualifications.   

Routes to University

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Get your foot in the door

Fife College's Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) will be delivered in specialist learning environments. On the course, you will also gain hands-on experience with an employer to learn valuable employment skills and behaviors.

Key features employers like about FAs are:

  • Industry-led: Foundation Apprenticeships are specifically designed with employer input from the planning and design stage and in the delivery of the qualification
  • Tailored to the business: Foundation Apprentices work on real projects within the sector

Your Guides to Foundation Apprenticeships

Parents/Carers guide to FAs     

Foundation Apprenticeship Handbook     

Important Information and Guidance    


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Call us:  0344 248 0115

Email us: info@fife.ac.uk

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