SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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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 Engineering is for pupils to begin in S5 and to complete in S6.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English and Maths. Some colleges ask for Physics. It is recommended that you work towards Higher Maths by the end of S6.

Check individual college websites for specific entry requirements as they may vary.

Course Content

You will study for an NC in an engineering discipline such as Engineering Systems or Mechanical Engineering. You will also study 5 units from SVQ Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF Level 5 as well as attending a work placement and participating in an industry challenge.

Qualifications Gained


2 years

What can I go on to next?

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.

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Offered By

The following colleges are offering this Foundation Apprenticeship: