Foundation Apprenticeships

West College Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to deliver 9 exciting Foundation Apprenticeships for S5 & S6 pupils in our local schools.

A Foundation Apprenticeship will take an S5 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. We also offer shorter duration delivery models for S6 pupils.

West College Scotland is offering the following Foundation Apprenticeships across our local authority areas for August 2019:

S5 Options

Framework

Engineering

Civil Engineering

   

Creative & Digital Media

   

Business Skills

   

Social Services Children & Young People

                     

 

S6 Options

Framework

Creative & Digital Media

IT Software Development

 

IT Hardware & System Support

   

Accountancy

   

Social Services & Healthcare

 

Social Services Children & Young People

 

 

How do I apply?

If you’d like to apply for one of our exciting Foundation Apprenticeships please email us for an application form and also speak to your guidance teacher.

Our email address is  foundation.apprenticeship@wcs.ac.uk

For further information on Foundation Apprenticeships you can visit www.apprenticeships.scot

 

Why should you consider a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider taking a Foundation Apprenticeship as 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 employers
  • 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
  • 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