What is Foundation Apprenticeship?

Foundation Apprenticeships are a work-based learning opportunity for senior-phase secondary school pupils. Genius People deliver the FA programme in one academical year. Young people spend time learning the theory side of the chosen subject along with gaining industry knowledge, experience and an industry recognised qualification whilst still at school.

The FA’s will be conducted over a Tuesday and Thursday – which allows you the opportunity to work in the chosen industry throughout the school year. The FA opportunity compliments your subject choices in S5 or S6 along with the national 5 and higher subjects you are also sitting.

The Foundation Apprenticeship qualification is equal to a higher. Employers, Colleges and University all recognise the qualification on course applications and CV’s. After successfully completing the FA, two certificates are awarded – National Progression Award (NPA) & Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in the subject worked on.The young person must have the ability to study at SCQF level 6 (Higher equivalent) in a vocational setting and meet the entry requirements of the course. Attainment is measured by ongoing assessment throughout the year

Genius People are in partnership with many small to global companies. We are pleased to offer pupils in the Glasgow area the opportunity to study and train for the following Foundation Apprenticeship August 2019 – June 2020
• Financial Services
• ICT Hardware

Where can your Foundation Apprenticeship lead you to!

A Foundation Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain the skills employers want in a new employee – including good timekeeping and being able to work with others in a professional manner.
If you choose to go straight into employment, you will have the opportunity to continue your apprenticeship journey and complete your Modern Apprenticeship. You will already have some industry knowledge and completed some of the framework at school, so will be ahead of the competition at the interview stage.

If you choose to go into further education, then the establishments are fully aware of Foundation Apprenticeships and this will count towards your conditional/unconditional offer.

If you would like more information on our Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities – call 0141 280 0265 or email – [email protected]