Foundation Apprenticeships

We are fast approaching Apprenticeship Week 2019 where there
will be so many amazing events on in the area for you to enjoy. In the meantime
check out our weekly news updates giving some information on the apprenticeship
family starting this week with Foundation Apprenticeships.

Foundation Apprenticeships (FA) were created by SDS
to close the gap between education and industry, giving young people an
invaluable, real-life work experience while gaining a qualification along-side
their core subjects at school. By taking part in a Foundation Apprenticeship
and working in a local business young people will develop sought after
soft-skills, gain technical knowledge and real-life experiences, giving them a
competitive edge when leaving secondary school.

FA’s are open to any young people studying in S5 or S6. The
FA will appear as a subject choice option during your selection process and
will be completed over the course of a two-year period, with pupils splitting
their time between school, college and a local employer.

Dundee and Angus College offer FA’s in;

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative & Digital Media
  • Early Learning & Child Care
  • Engineering
  • Food & Drink
  • Health & Social Care
  • Networking & Cyber Security
  • Science & Technology
  • Software & Application Development

All of which are growing industries in Scotland and internationally, with good prospects for future careers. Dundee & Angus College work with an abundance of employers in the local area to best support the various sectors. For more information on how the college supports this apprenticeship pathway, visit their website or email where someone will be available to help.

A FA is a great stepping stone for following onto a Modern
Apprenticeship, College, University or into the workplace and the qualification
gained is the same as a higher (SCQF level 6). For more information on the SCQF
framework visit

As well as accessing information about FA’s from SDS and Dundee and Angus College websites, there is more information available at as well as live apprenticeship vacancies.