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: Software Development is for pupils staying on at school. You can choose an FA as one of your subjects in S5 or S6.
These vary depending on whether you start the Foundation Apprenticeship in S5 or S6. It could range from some subjects at National 5 to 1 or 2 Highers. Check with your school for details.
National Progression Award in Software Development
- Computing Applications: Development
- Computing: Authoring a Website
- Software Design and Development.
Diploma for IT and Telecommunications Professionals (Part of)
- Personal Effectiveness 2
- Health and Safety in IT and Telecom
- Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT and Telecoms Systems 2
- Data Modelling 1
- 1 from either: Event Driven Computer Programming 2, Procedural Programming 2 or Object Oriented Programming 2
- Work Based Challenge.
- National Progression Award (NPA) in Software Development at SCQF Level 6
- Diploma for IT and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6 (5 units)
- a work placement.
What can I go on to next?
- You could gain entry to the Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications at SCQF Level 6.
- You might gain entry to the Technical Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications at SCQF Level 8.
- You could go on to the Graduate Apprenticeship in IT: Software Development.
- You could continue your studies at college or university to gain an HNC/D or a degree.
- You could go straight into a job in the software development sector.
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.
Have a look at the apprenticeships.scot website to see what your school offers and to enquire.
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