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Foundation Apprenticeships are industry-recognised qualifications that offer secondary school pupils in their senior phase time out of school to study at college and learn as they work with local employers.
Senior pupils complete the two-year FA alongside their other subjects, which can then lead into a Modern Apprenticeship.
By giving young people earlier exposure to the world of work, we’re helping them develop the skills, experience and knowledge they’ll need and employers want.
The ambition is to offer them at every school by 2020. Around 10,000 pupils are expected to begin a Foundation Apprenticeship by this time. From August 2016 Foundation Apprenticeships in the following subjects will be available in more schools in more parts of the country:
Creative and Digital Media
Social Services Children and Young People
Social Services and Healthcare
Hardware and System Support
Food and Drink Technologies
Head to apprenticeship.scot to learn more about how you can get involved.
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Modern Apprenticeships offer another way to foster the skills you need in your industry.
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