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Argyll College UHI works closely with all Senior Secondary schools in Argyll and Bute to respond to local and national employment opportunities through both vocational and academic paths.

Foundation Apprenticeships

Schools, colleges and employers are now working in partnership to offer senior phase students opportunities to attain industry-recognised qualifications along with academic studies. These Foundation Apprenticeships are at SCQF Level 6, and are being developed by Skills Development Scotland to support greater industry engagement with education.

Each Foundation Apprenticeship includes a workplace activity which allows you to gain skills required by employers. On completion of the Foundation Apprenticeship you’ll be equipped with an enhanced CV enabling you to make an informed choice of either pursuing a Modern Apprenticeship, going to college or university or moving into employment having gained confidence in their skills for the workplace.

Scottish Universities have accepted Foundation Apprenticeships as part of their entry requirements. Each University has statements in their prospectus detailing where the respective Foundation Apprenticeship can be used as part of the entry requirements for a course. Students should check the University’s individual prospectus for specific entry requirements of the course in which they are interested.

In 2018 you will be able to undertake a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills.

Skills for Work

These qualifications are for pupils from S4 to S6 level and there may also be some provision in your school for S3 pupils. Where available courses for S3 are at SCQF level 4. Please contact the Schools Coordinator for more information on the courses available in your area.

They help you obtain the knowledge and skills you will require for the current workplace. You will learn how to evaluate your own progress, solve problems, and gain an understanding of and take a positive attitude to the changing world of work.

Skills for work courses are taken as part of your school timetable and depending on the level you choose may run from 2 to 4 hours a week over one or two years.  Skills for work courses may be available in the following levels.

  • Introductory
  • Access 3
  • National 4 (the same as General Level or Standard Grade)
  • National 5 (the same as Credit Level at Standard Grade) or a Higher
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