Information for Teachers

Foundation Apprenticeships are new qualifications developed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Pupils will be able to pick a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of their subject choices. We will work closely with your school to ensure this coordinates with pupils’ timetables and does not affect their other commitments.
Pupils can choose from 10 subject choices, most of which need to be completed over two years starting in S5. However, there are now some options available for pupils to complete a Foundation Apprenticeship over one year in either S5 or S6.

Entry requirements vary for each subject area, but pupils should probably be working towards achieving one or two Highers over S5 and S6, and your school will need to confirm this.

If you know of any pupils who would benefit from a Foundation Apprenticeship, please find out more below or get in touch today!


Foundation Apprenticeship Facts

Applications for session 2021/22 will go live early 2021

  • FA in Accountancy - 1 Year Option

    FA in Accountancy - 1 Year Option

  • FA in Accountancy - 2 Year Option

    FA in Accountancy - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Business Skills - 1 Year Option

    FA in Business Skills - 1 Year Option

  • FA in Business Skills - 2 Year Option

    FA in Business Skills - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Civil Engineering - 1 Year Option

    FA in Civil Engineering - 1 Year Option

  • FA in Civil Engineering - 2 Year Option

    FA in Civil Engineering - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Engineering - 2 Year Option

    FA in Engineering - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Hardware & System Support  - 2 Year Option

    FA in Hardware & System Support - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Hospitality - 1 Year Option

    FA in Hospitality - 1 Year Option

  • FA in  Media - 1 Year Option

    FA in Media - 1 Year Option

  • FA in Media - 2 Year Option

    FA in Media - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Scientific Technologies - 2 Year Option

    FA in Scientific Technologies - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Social Services, Children & Young People - 1 Year Option

    FA in Social Services, Children & Young People - 1 Year Option

  • FA in Social Services, Children & Young People - 2 Year Option

    FA in Social Services, Children & Young People - 2 Year Option

  • FA in Social Services & Healthcare - 2 Year Option

    FA in Social Services & Healthcare - 2 Year Option

Contact Us

Call: 01324 403211

Email:  foundation.apprenticeship@forthvalley.ac.uk