Schools support

Use these resources and events to help you highlight apprenticeships during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week brings fantastic opportunities for school pupils. It's a chance for them to find out about work-based learning. They can see what it means to be part of the Skills Generation through apprenticeships.

These resources and events will help you to highlight apprenticeships during the week – and beyond. They're great for:

  • teachers and schools

  • pastoral care workers

  • careers advisers

  • DYW co-ordinators

Activity during the campaign will support pupils and those who support and advise them.

Keep checking this page in the run-up to the event for any new resources, events and activity.

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Resources for schools

Use these resources to create fun and engaging activities for your classes or groups.

Apprentice stories

Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprentices share their experiences of apprenticeships. Watch the diverse range of inspirational video stories and share with pupils, parents and carers.

Radio DJs interview apprentices

In this 16-minute video, apprentices from Scotland’s Apprentice Network chat to radio DJs Cassi and Garry. They say what it’s like to work, learn and earn on an apprenticeship. A careers adviser also gives information about apprenticeships.

Lesson plan on Scottish Apprenticeships

This lesson plan from My World of Work teacher resources gives useful information for pupils in S1 to S3 about apprenticeships.

Scottish Apprenticeships and #ScotAppWeek24 presentations

We've created 2 useful PowerPoint presentations. The first explains Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships to pupils, parents and carers. The second has blank template slides with this year’s branding, to support your own events and activity.

Scottish Apprenticeships and additional support needs

In this webinar recording, parents explain how an apprenticeship benefited their child. A careers adviser highlights the help given to find an apprenticeship. A learning provider also explains how they support apprentices with additional needs to achieve. The video lasts about 1 hour.

Scottish Apprenticeships and additional support needs – video

Scottish Apprenticeships on Instagram

Short, fun and informative films on Instagram sharing tips, careers advice, apprentice views and information about apprenticeships.

Scottish Apprenticeships short animation

A short video on YouTube that explains Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships in an engaging and easy-to-follow way. The video lasts 1.5 minutes.

Foundation Apprenticeship marketing

A range of 'Big Future' resources to help highlight Foundation Apprenticeships to pupils, parents and carers. These will help support decisions around option choices.

Applying for an apprenticeship

In this webinar recording, a careers adviser shares tips on applying for an apprenticeship and apprentices share their own experiences. The video lasts 52 minutes.

Applying for an apprenticeship – video

Quick guides to apprenticeships

Get quick guides to Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships to share at events or information sessions.

Foundation Apprenticeship toolkit

This handy toolkit contains information and resources to support those working in schools. It'll help you understand and promote Foundation Apprenticeships to parents, carers and pupils.

Scottish Apprenticeships e-module

Get clued-up about Scottish Apprenticeships to support discussions with pupils. This 1-hour e-module supports CPD. Just log in or register on the e-learning portal to access it.

Scottish Apprenticeships for teachers, pastoral care and DYW

Watch this recording of a Scottish Apprenticeships webinar for teachers, including pastoral care, and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) schools co-ordinators. The video lasts for 48 minutes.

Scottish Apprenticeships for teachers and pastoral care – video

Events for schools

Check out these exciting events – you could take part or create one of your own!

Each year, hundreds of employers, learning providers, regional DYW groups and other partners support Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Keep checking the online events calendar for any events and activity taking place in your area.

We've pulled together a snapshot of events that are taking place at a national level. Links to these events will appear here as soon as registration is open, so keep checking this page!

DYW Live apprentice sessions

Daily, 4 to 8 March, online

These are inspirational talks from apprentices, delivered by a partnership between:

  • Education Scotland

  • e-Sgoil

  • Founders4Schools

  • Skills Development Scotland

Up to four 30-minute online sessions will run each day between 4 and 8 March, taking place at 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am and 1:45pm.

Understanding Scotland’s apprentices

Tuesday 5 March, 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Microsoft Teams

This webinar will brings you new research from Skills Development Scotland. Hear insight from thousands of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprentices on their apprenticeship. You'll also find out what’s happened to those who have completed their apprenticeship. This ongoing work ensures that the apprentice voice remains at the heart of the system.

The webinar will help inform all those who advise, guide and support young people when making career decisions in school and post-school.

National Apprenticeship Show Scotland

Tuesday 5 March 10:00am to 2.30pm and Wednesday 6 March 10:00am to 2:00pm, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow

Skills Development Scotland will be at this free event, which is open to all school pupils in Scotland.

Find out about Scottish Apprenticeships, where to find the latest vacancies and talk to someone to get advice on next steps to take an apprenticeship.

Lots of other employers will be there to talk about their apprenticeship opportunities.

The organiser offers a travel bursary scheme for students in S3, S4, S5 and S6 from schools and colleges on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the event website to register group visits.

Tell us what you're doing

If you're involved in or supporting any events for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we'd love to hear about it. Please let us know by filling out our quick online form and we'll add it to the events calendar.

More on Scottish Apprenticeship Week

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Skills Generation

Scottish Apprenticeships are creating the new generation of Scotland’s skilled workforce. Find out about Skills Generation, this year’s campaign.

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Get involved

Find easy and enjoyable ways to celebrate and make the most of Scottish Apprenticeship Week. There are lots of ideas for apprentices, employers and learning providers.

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See what's on

There's so much going on during Scottish Apprenticeship Week, 4 to 8 March 2024. Check out these events and find one near you.

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Tell us what you're doing

Are you planning an event or activity for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024? Tell us what you're doing and we'll promote it in our events listings.

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Social media ideas

We’ve got tips and ideas to help you spread the word about Scottish Apprenticeship Week on socials.

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Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards are the flagship event of the week. Find out how we celebrate apprentices, employers and learning providers from across Scotland.

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Free marketing resources to download

Get colourful #ScotAppWeek24 photos and video to promote apprenticeships. Use them anywhere – in posters, on your socials, in emails or in presentations.

Find out more

Get your hands on: #ScotAppWeek24 campaign resources for your socials, posters or presentations. 

See what's on: Check out our live event listings for upcoming #ScotAppWeek24 events

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