Foundation Apprenticeships (FA) have been developed to help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while they’re still at school.
Whether you want to go to college or university, do a further apprenticeship or go straight into work, a Foundation Apprenticeship can help.
You’ll contribute to work-based real-life projects which will complement what you’ll be learning in the classroom and at college.
The qualification takes one or two years to complete and you undertake a Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other subjects like National 5s and Highers and it all adds up to an industry-recognised qualification, with the level 6 equivalent to 1-2 Highers.
Foundation Apprenticeships are linked to key sectors of the Scottish economy, so you are getting industry experience which will help kick-start a successful career in your chosen field.
Dundee and Angus College is offering 8 level 6 Foundation Apprenticeship programmes, starting in 2023 summer term:
- Creative and Digital Media
- Early Learning and Child Care
- Food and Drink
- Health and Social Care
- Networking and Cyber Security
- Software & Applications Development
Level 4 and 5 Foundation Apprenticeships
There are also new SCQF level 4 and 5 Foundation Apprenticeships available. Like the level 6 Foundation Apprenticeships, they offer a combination of work-based and classroom learning and are linked to growth industries with good career prospects. We are offering these in the following subjects:
- Automotive Skills (Level 4)
- Construction (Level 4 and 5)
- Hospitality (Level 5, Arbroath Campus only)
Find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships at www.apprenticeships.scot