WHAT IS A FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP?
Foundation Apprenticeships are a work-based learning opportunity for senior-phase secondary school pupils. Lasting two years, pupils typically begin their Foundation Apprenticeship in S5. Young people spend time out of school at the college or with a local employer and complete the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects like National 5s and Highers.
It’s a chance to get valuable work experience and gain an industry-recognised qualification. It also lets you try out a career while you’re still at school.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Foundation Apprenticeships are open to pupils entering 5th year. You must have the ability to study at SCQF level 6 (Higher equivalent) in a vocational setting, and meet the entry requirements of the course. Attainment is measured by ongoing assessment in college and in the workplace.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN?
On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a Joint Qualification Certificate for the Foundation Apprenticeship in your chosen subject. This is a group Award at SCQF level 6 which
Comprises a National Progression Award (NPA) and a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ)
WHAT CAN I STUDY?
Edinburgh College is offering Foundation Apprenticeships in the following areas. For further information scroll down and click on the prospectus for the area you are interested in.
2019/21 Foundation Apprenticeship Programmes
Download a Prospectus for further information
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the Foundation apprenticeship courses open in January 2020!
If you have any questions about the Foundation Apprenticeship programmes please talk to your guidance teacher, careers adviser in school or contact the Foundation Apprenticeship team: Foundation.Apprenticeships@edinburghcollege.ac.uk / 0131 297 8037