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
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.
2018/20 Foundation Apprenticeship Programmes
Download a Prospectus for further information
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship course please contact your school guidance teacher. They will support you through the online application process. Online application opens on 1 March 2018.
Applicants will be asked to attend an interview at the college prior to starting the course.