This Foundation Apprenticeship introduces pupils to skills for a career in automotive. It teaches them about the car and transport industry and can prepare them for jobs such as:
Young people are assessed throughout their Automotive apprenticeship. At the end, they achieve a Foundation Apprenticeship (Group Award) in Automotive at SCQF Level 4. This includes:
The Skills for Work award will cover:
It's expected that pupils will have an interest in the sector. They don't need formal qualifications for entry.
The pupil would select a Foundation Apprenticeship as a school subject choice. Then they'd go through a recruitment process arranged by the college, or other learning provider. It's great if you can get involved, too.
Pupils develop skills to move from a Foundation Apprenticeship to a Modern Apprenticeship. They may decide to continue their education in school or at college.
If you're looking to hire, Foundation Apprenticeships help you spot talented pupils. You can assess their skills on a longer term than a regular interview process would allow.
As an employer, you can decide what level of involvement you have in the apprenticeship. You can discuss this with the college or local authority you’re working with.
There’s no financial cost to you as an employer because the learner is still at school. But investing your time can bring rewards, with access to talented young people in your workplace.
Pupils from S3 to S6 can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of their school subjects.
During the apprenticeship pupils work together on a project to meet a brief from a real client. Employers, supported by learning professionals, will provide a series of planned interventions. These will support:
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