ICT and digital technologies play a part in everything we do. In Scotland, more than 90,000 people work in digital technology roles. The current average full-time salary is also 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 such as:
As well as tech employers, you’ll find ICT and digital technology jobs in many other sectors such as:
Even if you have not considered or studied digital technologies before, that's ok! These jobs could offer you a way to use your maths, science and problem-solving skills.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Information Technology: Hardware/System Support. That's the same level of learning as an SQA Higher, at SCQF Level 6.
Your National Progression Award (NPA) will cover:
In S6, you’ll work in a hands-on way as part of your work placement, towards achieving the 5 units of your Diploma:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. Employers value these skills, which include:
You'll need these transferable skills for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options, including:
You'll do the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other school subjects. You'll work on projects with an employer and a learning provider, such as a college. It'll give you an industry-recognised qualification that's great for your CV.
Read IT: Hardware and System Support: Foundation Apprenticeship info to see how it all works!
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
Use the search tool to find out if this subject is available at your school. Then fill out the form that comes next, to let us know you're interested. We'll get back to you with more information.