Why Study a Foundation Apprenticeship?
Studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship gives you the chance to combine work based qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) or National Certificate (NC) with practical work experience in industry.
Who Can Apply?
The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in IT Hardware and System Support is for pupils to begin in S5 and to complete in S6.
Relevant subjects at National 5, such as Maths and Computing Science. It is recommended that you work towards relevant Highers by the end of S6.
Check individual college websites for specific entry requirements as they may vary.
In year 1, the units studied are:
- Security Fundamentals
- Network Fundamentals
- Server Administration Fundamentals.
In year 2, the units studied are:
- Personal Effectiveness 2
- Health and Safety in IT and Telecom
- IT and Telecom System Operation 2
- Testing IT and Telecom Systems 2
- Working with IT and Telecoms Hardware and Equipment 1.
- National Progression Award (NPA) in Professional Computer Fundamentals.
- Diploma for IT and Telecommunications Professionals (5 units only).
What can I go on to next?
- You could enter the second year of the Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications at SCQF Level 6.
- You might be able to gain entry onto the Technical Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications at SCQF Level 8.
- You could continue your studies at college or university, gaining a Higher National Diploma or degree.
- You could go straight into a job in the IT industry.
How To Apply
To apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship you should complete an application form through your school. You may be required to attend an interview and complete a relevant aptitude test.
Related Career Areas
The following colleges are offering this Foundation Apprenticeship: