A Modern Apprenticeship provides anyone aged 16 or over the opportunity to achieve industry recognised qualifications whilst working. Individuals must be employed to enrol on a Modern Apprenticeship programme, but they are available to both new and existing employees.
Modern Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes, and typically last from 2-4 years depending on the type of apprenticeship and the ability of the apprentice. This increasingly popular career pathway is an alternative to full-time study – a way of gaining new skills and improving job prospects whilst getting paid.
Foundation Apprenticeships are a great option as a subject choice for students moving into S5 or S6. They support pupils to develop core employability skills, a nationally recognised qualification and gain valuable hands on experience in a real workplace.
A Foundation Apprenticeship is taken alongside other senior phase options and can support access to college, university or the workplace.