Activating your Foundation Apprenticeship contract
Every year, we award contracts to learning providers for Foundation Apprenticeships. Here’s how to prepare for your contract activation.
Sign your contract
You’ll get an Award Letter and contract - sign and return the contract to Skills Development Scotland. There are instructions about this in your Award Letter.
Speak to your DDE
You’ll be appointed a Development and Delivery Executive (DDE). They'll guide you through the process of delivering a Foundation Apprenticeship contract.
You’ll need to get a Funding and Information Processing System (FIPS) Licence Agreement and give details of delegated authorities who need access. Find out all about FIPS with these self-service videos and 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 Foundation Apprenticeship Product Specification.
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These are useful documents and links to guide you in activating your contract:
Guidance on Foundation Apprenticeships
Now you've activated your contract - what's next? Find helpful guidance on delivering Foundation Apprenticeships.