Meet Learning Providers
If you support Foundation Apprentices and have any questions, please contact your learning provider e.g. college.
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Get involved with Foundation Apprenticeships and you’ll get early access to future talent, by providing school pupils with real experience of the world of work. Helping them achieve an industry recognised qualification and helping you develop your talent pipeline.
Get early access to future talent
No direct costs to you as an employer
Fast track talent development in your business
Grow your business with the skills you need
Develop your staff as coaches and mentors
Select the milestones below to find out more about what's involved.
February-May is your chance to meet with potential FA candidates at our networking events. You can also arrange interviews for your organisation with your Learning Provider.
Meet Learning Providers
You work with the Learning Provider to create a plan for how you will work with the apprentice. Once this is done you can arrange an induction, just like you would for your other employees.
In September you're ready to welcome your FA. They will usually work with you 2 half-days or 1 full day per week. Whatever best suits your needs and their other subjects.
There isn't an exam so students are assessed throughout the year. You'll meet with the Learning Provider to advise on the type of work the FA has been doing and how it matches the assessment framework.
Plan the assessment
The FA uses the work they have been doing as the evidence for their assessment. You might arrange a time for the assessor to visit the FA onsite and observe them at work.
The FA completes their placement with you in April. They might have exams at this point. You choose what's next. You might want to talk to them about moving to a Modern Apprenticeship, or you may want to start thinking about next years FAs.
Frameworks for Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed for 12 of Scotland’s growth industries
Pupils learn how your business keeps track of your money, manages tax and grows profits.
Pupils learn what makes your company successful. They learn about managing people, projects and strategy.
As you build our future environment you give pupils an introduction to site surveying, CAD and health and safety for the construction industry.
Pupils discover how to communicate creatively across digital and social media channels on marketing campaigns.
Pupils work with you to find new and better ways to do things. Learning to interpret engineering data and develop problem solving skills.
From compliance and regulatory frameworks to building positive customer relationships, pupils will learn how to work within a financial services environment.
It might be a focus on new product development or improving food safety. Pupils work to understand the scientific and creative thinking in food technology.
Supporting the future of tech support. Pupils work with you to learn systems, hardware and telecoms operational support.
Our biggest advancements start out in a lab. Pupils learn your health and safety procedures within a lab, how to prepare compounds and carry out tests.
Pupils learn how to support the safeguarding of children, effective communication and how to make sure every child gets the best start in life.
Pupils learn how to support the safeguarding of individuals, effective communication and develop an understanding of social services practice.
Gaming, virtual reality, cyber security - the digital world is changing fast. Pupils work with you to understand development, customer requirements, data modelling.
It's easy for your business to get involved. Tell us about you, and we'll do the rest.
From sole-traders to global enterprise many of Scotland's top companies are already seeing the benefits of Foundation Apprenticeships
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