Gaming, virtual reality, cyber security – the digital world is changing fast. You could help decide where it goes next.
In Scotland, over 90,000 people work in digital technology roles, and salaries are growing almost twice as fast as the average. The current average full-time salary for digital technology roles is £37,500, which is over 30% higher than the Scottish average of £28,000.
With this Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll be setting yourself up for roles that are in demand not just now, but in the future too. As a software or web developer, you can use your skills to create programs, robotic systems, apps and websites. As a database administrator or network manager you’d design and build computer systems to store and manipulate vital information.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in IT: Software Development, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
For your National Progression Award, your topics will be:
In S6, you’ll work in a hands-on, practical way as part of your work placement, towards achieving the five units of your Diploma:
And one of the following:
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.