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ICT and digital technologies play a part in everything we do. In Scotland, over 90,000 people work in digital technology roles and the current average full-time salary for digital technology roles is £37,500, over 30% higher than the Scottish average.
There’s never been a better time to start your ICT career. A Foundation Apprenticeship in IT: Hardware and System Support could lead to jobs like:
As well as opportunities with technology employers, you’ll find ICT and digital technology jobs in many other sectors such as healthcare, financial services and the creative industries. Even if you haven’t considered or studied digital technologies before, these jobs could offer you an alternative way to use your maths, science and problem-solving skills.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Information Technology: Hardware/System Support, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
A National Progression Award (NPA) in Professional Computer Fundamentals at SCQF level 6
Five units of a Diploma for IT & Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF level 6
Your National Progression Award (NPA) will cover:
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:
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.
You can use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then just fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.