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 to begin in S5 and to complete in S6.
Subjects at National 5, preferably including Maths, Computing Science or Physics. 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.
Units studied in year 1:
- Computing Applications: Development
- Computing: Authoring a Website
- Software Design and Development.
Units studied in year 2:
- Personal Effectiveness 2
- Health and Safety in IT and Telecom
- Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements for IT and Telecoms Systems 2
- Data Modelling 1
- plus one from: Event Driven Computer Programming 2; Procedural Programming 2; or Object Oriented Computer Programming 2.
- National Progression Award (NPA) in Software Development.
- Diploma for IT and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6 (5 units).
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 continue your studies at college or university to gain a Higher National Certificate or Diploma (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.
Related Career Areas
The following colleges are offering this Foundation Apprenticeship: