Foundation Apprenticeships

West College Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to deliver 9 exciting Foundation Apprenticeships for S5 pupils in our local schools.

A Foundation Apprenticeship will take a pupil two years to complete, and is the same level of learning as a Higher (SCQF level 6). As pupils are working towards their qualification they will spend time out of school at college and with a local employer.

West College Scotland is offering the following Foundation Apprenticeships across our three campuses for August 2018.







Social Services Children & Young People

Social Services & Healthcare


IT: Software Development


Creative & Digital Media


How do I apply?

If you’d like to apply for one of our exciting Foundation Apprenticeships please click on the course headings above. 


Why should you consider a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider taking a Foundation Apprenticeship at one of your subject choices.

Get the hands-on experience and skills that employers want

Gain a qualification recognised by employers

Work on real projects with local employers

Step into an exciting and growing industry that needs skilled people

Broaden your options and get a head start in your career

Get a taste of your chosen career before you leave school while also getting your National 5s and Highers

Get an option to apply accelerated entry to a Modern Apprenticeship after successfully completing your Foundation Apprenticeship

Help your application and personal statement for college or university stand out from the crowd

Develop useful industry contacts and improve your job prospects after you leave school

Try out a different way to learn out of the classroom and into a real workplace

Develop self-confidence, problem-solving and leadership skills

Meet people from other schools, college and the workplace

Take on more responsibility as a work colleague and team member