For Parents

Help your child get ahead

Sometimes, getting started in a career can seem like an impossible task. Young people need experience to find a job, but they need a job to gain experience. That’s where a Foundation Apprenticeship can help.

Practical experience, and a real qualification

Foundation Apprenticeships give young people hands-on learning and practical experience of the world of work. Each Foundation Apprenticeship has been designed in partnership with industry to make sure that young people get the skills and knowledge they need. In the classroom they cover the theory behind each role – then they’ll get the opportunity to put it into practice in the workplace.

The hands-on experience will lead to an industry-recognised qualification, set at SCQF Level 6 (the same level of learning as a Higher) and based on existing industry-recognised qualifications including Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and National Certificates.

Accelerated entry onto a Modern Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprenticeships provide the foundation elements of a Modern Apprenticeship. If your child goes on to a Modern Apprenticeship they won't have to repeat the parts they completed at school, reducing the time it takes to complete the training.

A choice of careers

Argyll College UHI Foundation Apprenticeships are currently available for a range of potential career roles including Engineering, Software Development, Business and Social Services and Healthcare