Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised SCQF Level 6 qualifications which are the equivalent to a higher, however differ in their delivery and assessment. Foundation Apprenticeships are open to senior phase pupils and combine theoretical classroom based learning with practical work based learning. Pupils have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage with employers and attend a valuable work placement where they will work with industry qualified employers in the public, private and volunteer sector. The Foundation Apprenticeships provide a opportunity for pupils to gain specialist skills required to excel within the relevant industry whilst also achieving a Level 6 qualification and completing other school subject qualifications.

Whether you wish to enter employment, progress onto a Modern Apprenticeship, Graduate Apprenticeship, College or University – a Foundation Apprenticeship can benefit you!

We work with an extensive range of employers who provide pupils with the valuable industry experience:

  • Zonal – Business Skills
  • Charles River Laboratories – Scientific Technologies
  • Argyle Bridge Children’s Nursery – Social Services Children & Young People

If you are interested in taking part in a Foundation Apprenticeship:

  • Register your interest on for further information
  • Speak to your guidance teacher
  • Follow us on twitter @EL_Works

If you have further questions please read our 2021 Foundation Apprenticeship FAQ