Every year, we award contracts to learning providers for Foundation Apprenticeships (FA). If you're given a contract, you’ll be appointed and supported by one of our Development and Delivery Executives (DDE).
Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your contract activation:
Sign your contract
You’ll have to sign and return the contract to Skills Development Scotland. There are instructions about how to do this in your Award Letter.
Speak to your DDE
Meet with your appointed Development and Delivery Executive. They’ll guide you through the process for delivering a Foundation Apprenticeship contract.
You’ll need to get a Funding and Information Processing System (FIPS) Licence Agreement and provide the details of delegated authorities who require access.
Find out all about FIPS by watching the training videos and reading the how to guides.
Prepare for recruitment
Develop a recruitment process and start up activity. Make sure you align them with key school term timelines.
Understand the programme conditions
Make sure your colleagues and your employers are aware of the responsibilities in the FA Product Specification.
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