Foundation Apprenticeships

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Support Foundation Apprenticeships

As a learning provider, you can help to shape Scotland's next generation of workers. Support Scotland's school pupils to gain a qualification alongside valuable workplace experience.

Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed for 15 of Scotland’s growth industries. Senior school pupils can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects.

Training Foundation Apprentices is a great way to develop local young people. We'll give you all the details you need.

  • Work closely with local schools and young people
  • Play a part in developing the workforce of the future
  • Get funding to cover training costs
  • Receive support from Skills Development Scotland throughout your journey

Interested in supporting Foundation Apprenticeships?

Find out more

Read the steps which take you through the process of delivering training. You'll also find our useful resources to help you along the way.

Delivery toolkit

This essential toolkit helps you to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships. The toolkit contains advice, tips and tools based on real practice. It also has a handy activities calendar.

Check out the toolkit

Policy and guidance

This is your quick link to the relevant policy and guidance. You'll be introduced to the Funding Information and Processing System (FIPS). We also have a handy toolkit to help you deliver Foundation Apprenticeships.

View policy and guidance

Marketing resources

We've got lots of digital assets to help you promote your Foundation Apprenticeship. Choose from videos, images and more.

Browse resources

Apprenticeships at SCQF Levels 4 and 5

We’re currently piloting Foundation Apprenticeships at SCQF Levels 4 and 5. This will help us support even more school pupils from S3 to S6.

A Level 4/5 Foundation Apprenticeship is picked as a subject choice at S3 and up to S6. The three subjects are Construction, Hospitality or Automotive.

Learners will be set a project by an employer. They'll receive support from experts to develop and complete it throughout the school year. As a learning provider, you'll assess the project.

Find out about Levels 4 and 5 Foundation Apprenticeships

Got a question about providing apprenticeships?

Read our FAQs

Need to chat to our team?

Call our helpline

0800 783 6000