The Automotive Foundation Apprenticeship will teach you about the car and transport industry. You may want to choose this course if you are interested one day becoming a mechanic, an engineer, selling cars or parts, or just want to learn more about the industry. Automotive jobs involve using exciting new technology and are vital to Scotland.
Automotive covers a range of jobs, like:
The automotive industry contributes greatly to the Scottish economy and offers a wide range of careers and development opportunities for all.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Automotive at SCQF Level 4, which is the same level of learning as a National 4.
Your Skills for Work award will cover:
You will use the skills and knowledge you develop in your Skills for Work Award to successfully complete the work-based challenge unit. You will:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. These skills are highly valued by employers. Meta-skills include:
These meta-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 with a provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work project. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're in S3 to S6, you can do a Foundation Apprenticeship.
If you're interested in studying a Foundation Apprenticeship at level 4 or 5, speak to your guidance teacher or careers adviser to find out what's available in your school.