Foundation Apprenticeships are work based learning opportunities for young people at school. They were developed following the publication of the Wood Commission report and the introduction of Developing the Young Workforce to offer young people the opportunity to work with industry alongside other forms of traditional learning such as Highers.
Foundation Apprenticeships are part of the Senior Phase Programme and is available to pupils in S5 and S6. In most cases the Foundation Apprenticeship takes 2 years to complete however pupils wishing to undertake the qualification in S6 may be able to complete the programme in 1 year.
The aim is to give young people earlier experience of the world of work, by introducing them to industry much earlier, increasing their awareness of industry requirements and opening up their career choices.
Pupils will undertake 1 day per week in year 1 attending college studying towards an NPA and then in year 2 will work 1 day per week with an employer, where they will undertake part of an SVQ qualification.
Moray College UHI is offering Foundation Apprenticeships for 2016/17 session in Social Services and Health Care and Business Skills. We expect to offer more frameworks in 2017 onwards as they are developed.
Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Health Care Progression Route
Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills Progression Route