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 or S6. Young people spend time out of school at college or with a local employer or training provider, and complete the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects like National 5s and Highers.

Completion leads to a qualification at the same level of learning as a Higher and can lead to progression into a job, such as a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship.

Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised as entry qualifications by all Scottish colleges and universities.

Some of the providers in Highland currently offering Foundation Apprenticeships include:

UHI Inverness
UHI North Highland
UHI West Highland
Virtual Learning Academy
Ankerville Nursery
Care & Learning Alliance

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Development & Delivery Executive, Foundation Apprenticeships, Skills Development Scotland, 1-5 Church Street, Inverness