Foundation Apprenticeships

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. 

With this work-based learning opportunity you’ll spend time between school, college and with an employer. You’ll contribute to real-life projects in the work place which will complement what you’ll be learning in the classroom and at college.

The qualification takes 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 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 11 Foundation Apprenticeship programmes, starting in 2020 summer term:

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Still at school but want to gain real-life work experience? You can get a head start in your future career now with a Foundation Apprenticeship. It counts as one of your subject choices, is the same level as a Higher and gives you valuable work experience.

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting our Academic Partnerships Team at or 01382 834847

You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).