15th December 2017

Here at Gateway we continually update the content in Planit to ensure that advisers and pupils have access to all relevant information, and with subject choice time upon us again we have added Foundation Apprenticeship details to the school section of Planit.

Foundation Apprenticeships give pupils in S5 and S6 the opportunity to study for industry recognised qualifications such as Scottish Vocation Qualifications (SVQs) and National Certificates (NCs) alongside studying for Highers at school. Practical work experience plays a big part, giving pupils valuable work experience in the world of work.

There are currently 10 wide ranging subjects available to choose from, with another two currently under development.

There are many advantages to studying for an FA. Pupils can learn skills that employers are looking for, such as communication and problem solving, and they can include these on their CV. After completing an FA they have the option to: continue onto completing a Modern Apprenticeship over a shorter period of time; enter a Technical Apprenticeship; or go onto study further at college or university. Some pupils may even go straight into a related job.

Take a look at the new FA course summaries here Planit Foundation Apprenticeships