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Foundation Apprenticeships

 

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) or National Certificate (NC) and elements of a Modern Apprenticeship.

WHAT CAN I STUDY?
Edinburgh College is offering Foundation Apprenticeships in the following areas.  For further information scroll down and click on the prospectus.

2020/22 Foundation Apprenticeship Programmes

Course SCQF Level Duration Campus
Accountancy 6​​2 years Sighthill
Business Skills 6
2 years
Sighthill
​Business Skills (1 year)
​6
​1 year
​Sighthill
Civil Engineering 62 yearsGranton
Creative and Digital Media: Broadcast Media
6 2 yearsSighthill 
Creative and Digital Media: Graphic Design
6
2 years ​Granton​
Engineering 62 years
Midlothian
Financial Services 62 yearsSighthill
Food and Drink Technologies
62 years
Milton Road
IT Software Development​62 yearsSighthill
Scientific Technologies62 yearsSighthill
Social Services and Healthcare62 yearsSighthill

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HOW TO APPLY 

  • You should select College/Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your senior phase subject choices. 
  • You will also need to submit an online application via the Edinburgh College website. 

Courses open for application online from February 17 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.

To find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships please visit Apprenticeships.Scot.

CONTACT US 

Email: Foundation.Apprenticeships@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

Phone: 0131 297 8037 



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