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.
The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Accountancy 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.
You will achieve a Foundation Apprenticeship (Group Award) in Accountancy at SCQF Level 6 (the same level as Highers), which includes NPA in Accountancy and a choice of either AAT or ACCA Pathways:
National Progression Award (NPA) in Accountancy
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Route Certificate in Accounting
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Financial Management Accounting
There are several progression routes after completing an FA in Accountancy.
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.