Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprentices are work-based qualifications for senior phase pupils. They combine the best of academic and vocational learning in one single qualification.

Marion Stewart, Foundation Apprentice

Struan Robertson, Foundation Apprentice

Foundation apprenticeship. What does it Offer? A progression route to university. An alternative to a Higher. Valuable work experience. Opportunity to study at college and school. Apply now for subjects in accountancy, business, civil engineering, creative and digital media, engineering, food and drink technologies, IT hardware, IT software, Healthcare, Children and Young People & Scientific Tech

A Foundation Apprenticeship provides a range of benefits that employers are looking for and opens up your options after you leave school. It normally starts in S5 and takes two years to complete. In some cases you will be able to complete your course in one year, depending on the subject and your circumstances.

The Foundation Apprenticeship is recognised by industry and provides a fantastic opportunity to work with a reputable local employer as part of your course.

On completion you can then choose to:

  • Apply to college or university
  • Progress into a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship
  • Gain employment