Studying for a graduate apprenticeship not only means that you will gain a degree but get paid a wage while learning the skills, knowledge and understanding that industry expects from a graduate.
Because graduate apprenticeships are full time employees, you will spend about 80% of your time based at the work place and 20% on study. There are flexible entry and exit points from Higher National Diploma at SCQF Level 8 to a Master’s Degree at SCQF Level 11.
Graduate Apprenticeships are for those over the age of 16 who are:
There is no age limit for applicants. Some vacancies may require applicants to be age 18 or over, due to health and safety requirements.
If you already have a degree you can still apply for a GA. The condition is that it cannot be in the same subject area and level. Therefore, for example, you can do the same subject at a higher or lower level, or do the same level but in a different subject area.
These will vary by course and institution. Vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualifications required by the delivery institution for each GA.
Typically you need either:
Check individual institution websites for specific entry requirements.
The key content making up the Early Learning and Childcare Graduate Apprenticeship are:
Graduate Apprenticeship (BA) in Early Learning and Childcare (SCQF level 9)
An Early Learning and Childcare Graduate Apprentice could gain employment in the following area:
You should apply directly to the employer who is advertising the vacancy. Vacancies are advertised on www.apprenticeships.scot.
The following institutions are offering this Graduate Apprenticeship: