Get a head start in the world of business, accountancy and banking. You could manage the money that keeps everything else ticking along. Financial services are part of every single business in the country. So, you’ll have plenty of options.
You could start your career in banking, and progress to being a customer service adviser or move on to management. You could take on a wide range of insurance roles, like broker, underwriter, claims handler, loss adjuster or risk surveyor.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
For your National Progression Award, your topics will be:
To achieve your SVQ units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll spend time learning at a learning provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work placement. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
First, use the search tool at the bottom of the page to find out if this subject is available at your school. Next, fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.