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Promoting Foundation Apprenticeships

Promoting Foundation Apprenticeships

S5/6 Course Choice 2019/20.

With Foundation Apprenticeships now an option on our S5/6 Course Choice form, an information evening for parents is available on the 6th March in Aberdeen.

This exciting upcoming event will offer parents an insight into the career pathways available through the Apprenticeship Family.

Delivered by DYW North East in collaboration with Local Authorities, Skills Development Scotland, Aberdeen University, NESCol and other training providers the event will offer information on the 3 types of apprenticeships suitable to all learners.

The event will be held on Wednesday 6th March at the Chamber of Commerce offices in Bridge of Don between 5.30 and 8pm. Places can be booked for free here:


NESCol Foundation Apprenticeships – Raising Awareness Evenings

NESCol Foundation Apprenticeships – Raising Awareness Evenings

Foundation Apprenticeships are a Skills Development Scotland (SDS) initiative, providing new, work-based learning opportunities for S5 and S6 learners. A Foundation Apprenticeship will enable pupils to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school.

The programme allows pupils to study a chosen subject and participate in a work placement to gain valuable employability skills for their future.

Pupils participating and achieving success in a Foundation Apprenticeship will carry the same weight as a course at Higher level, with no exam at the end. The qualification of Foundation Apprenticeships are highly regarded as higher level from most Universities and Colleges.

A Foundation apprenticeship can provide alternative pathways to University and information regarding these has been shared with pupils. More information will be shared at our Course Choice evening in February, which will run during the S4 parents evening on Tuesday 19th February and S5/6 parents evening on Thursday 28th February. More information regarding this will follow.

Our college partners at NESCol are delivering Foundation Apprenticeships and this will be an option on our course choice forms this year. Pupils who are taking a Foundation Apprenticeship will spend 1 day at college and the remainder of time at school to complete their other subjects.

There is an event for parents and pupils to attend for more information regarding Foundation Apprenticeships.

Foundation Apprenticeships (FA) are:

FA IT Hardware/System Support

FA IT Software

FA Engineering – Electrical / Mechanical / Civil

FA Food and Drink Technologies

FA Creative and Digital Media

For more information regarding the open evening please click on the link below.

Open night leaflet – Aberdeen -1u2cujb

To register for the event please use the link below.

Mon 25 Feb 2019 – – Altens

Tues 26 Feb 2019 – – Gallowgate






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