What is a Foundation Apprenticeship?


Foundation Apprenticeships are a partnership with education and employers working to give young people the opportunity to gain real life work experience, skills and qualifications that will help kick start their career and further study choices.

All Foundation Apprenticeships at Inverness UHI are 2 year courses.

Working alongside school studies the Foundation Apprenticeship enables pupils going into S5 to step outside of school into the college/university environment for one day a week over two years with work placements integrated throughout.

A perfect way to prepare for the next stage after school.

Developed by Skills Development Scotland the qualifications take two years to complete and are fully endorsed by industry and are current and relevant.  The Foundation Apprenticeship offers a progression route to Modern Apprenticeships, Graduate Apprenticeships, Higher Education or employment.

Pupils going into S5 in 2017/18 may apply by meeting their guidance teacher to discuss entry requirements and completing the relevant application section which can be found in the gray side bar. More information can be found on apprenticeships.scot/foundation

Applications for Foundation Apprenticeships can be submitted online in early 2018 for the 2018/19 session. We have an online applications system for pupils accessing courses through the schools programme and this will be live during the application phase.

In the meantime, you can read about our Foundation Apprenticeships courses here or contact us for more information.

Please e-mail lorraine.andrews.ic@uhi.ac.uk

or call us on 01463 273404

For further information, please contact Lorraine Andrews, Project Manager: Developing the Young Workforce or call 01463 273404. information

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