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Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships are a work-based learning opportunity for senior-phase secondary school pupils. Lasting one or two years, pupils begin their Foundation Apprenticeship in S5. Pupils spend time out of school at college or with a local employer, and complete the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects such as  National 5 and Higher qualifications


Completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship course leads to a qualification at the same level of learning as a Higher and can lead to progression on to a job or into a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship. Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised as entry qualifications by all Scottish colleges and universities.



How does a Foundation Apprenticeship course work?:

  • Pupils choose an apprenticeship course to study as part of their subject choice in S4 or S5
  • Time is spent out of the class with a learning provider, such as a college
  • Pupils work with an employer on real projects alongside experienced colleagues
  • Pupils are assessed on the work they do with the employer and learning provider


Any pupil interested in a Foundation Apprenticeship, should please visit the links below or speak to: Miss Thomson, PT Employability, Jacqueline Cassidy, Employability Officer (Tuesday only) or to the school’s careers advisors (Alison Flint or Sharon Lennie), situated in the Careers Base, purple corridor.