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The Foundation Apprenticeship Programme is aimed at S5 students looking to supplement school study with an employer led qualification.

A Foundation Apprenticeship takes two years to complete.  During this time students will spend part of the week out of school getting hands-on experience at college; they also work on real projects with an employer.  All the while, students are studying towards an industry-recognised qualification alongside their other school subjects.

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What type of course are you interested in?

 

There are currently 11 Foundation Apprenticeship frameworks. These are delivered by the three Glasgow Colleges and available to S5 students in East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow districts. See below for details on each framework.

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING
CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering
    The course content for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering covers the
    following topics: Civil Engineering Technology, Sustainability and Environmental Building
    Science, Construction Site Surveying, Computer Aided Design, Site Work and Project,
    Measurement and Costing, Substructure, Health and Safety, Mathematics and Materials.

    Qualifications:
    National Certificate in Civil Engineering
    Qualification Breakdown:
    Year 1
    Units leading to NC in Civil Engineering
    Year 2
    Completion of NC in Civil Engineering
    One day per week work placement

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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
  • Course Content and Qualifications
    The course comprises a National Progression Award (NPA) in Social Services (Children and Young People) and SVQ 2 in Social Services (Children and Young People) mandatory units.

    The NPA includes:

    • Play for Children and Young People – 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Communication with Children and Young People – 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Safeguarding of Children and Young People – 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Wellbeing and Safety of Children and Young People – 0.5 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Development of Children and Young People – 0.5 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6

    The SVQ 2 units are assessed in the work placement in year 2 (6th Year) when pupils spend a minimum of 10 hours a week on placement. The care practice is assessed in real life situations in the workplace and pupils will complete homework, including completing a reflective diary.

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BUSINESS
BUSINESS
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    • SVQ Level 3 Business and Administration (4 units)
    • NPA in Business with Information Technology (4 units) (SCQF 6)
    • Generic Business unit (SCQF 6)
    • Work Placement unit (SCQF 6)

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SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES
SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    The Foundation Apprenticeship will be certificated by SQA. On successful completion of the components of the Foundation Apprenticeship, learners will achieve a Joint Qualification Certificate for the Foundation
    Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies (TBC). They will also receive certification for each of the component parts below (NC and SVQ Units).

    • Laboratory Safety
    • Fundamental Chemistry
    • Mathematics for Science
    • Follow Health and Safety Procedures for Scientific or Technical Activities
    • Maintain Effective and Efficient Working Relationships for Scientific or Technical Activities
    • Use Information Recording Systems for Scientific or Technical Activities
    • Carry out Simple Scientific or Technical Tests Using Manual Equipment
    • Prepare Compounds and Solutions for Scientific or Technical Use

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    The course content for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering covers the
    following topics: Working Safely in an Engineering Environment, Carrying out Engineering
    Activities efficiently and effectively, Use and Communicate technical information, Hand
    Fitting Skills, Preparing and Using Lathes, Communications, Engineering Dynamics,
    Engineering Applying Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering Materials,
    Pneumatics & Hydraulics, Turning Lathe, Graphical Communications, Computer Aided Design
    for Engineers, Engineering Quality, Statistics and Thermo-fluids.”

    Qualification:
    National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
    Qualification Breakdown:
    Year 1
    Preforming Engineering Operations level 2
    Employer Project
    Year 2
    Completion of NC in Mechanical Engineering
    Commencement of the SVQ 2 Performing Engineering Operations portfolio
    Work placement

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SOCIAL SERVICES & HEALTHCARE
SOCIAL SERVICES & HEALTHCARE
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    Qualification:
    The course content comprises a National Progression Award in Social Services and
    Healthcare (SCQF level 6) and SVQ units in Social Services and Healthcare
    Qualification Breakdown:

    Year 1

    • Social Services in Scotland – 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Communication in Care Relationships – 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Safeguarding People – 1.0 National Unit credit at SCQF level 6
    • Human Development and Social Influences – 0.5 National Unit credit level 6

    Year 2

    • 4 credits of the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare

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IT HARDWARE
IT HARDWARE
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    The Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Hardware covers the following topics:

    • Network Fundamentals
    • Security Fundamentals
    • Server Administration Fundamentals


    Qualification:

    NPA in Professional Computer Fundamentals (level 6)

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CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA
CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    The Foundation Apprenticeship will be certificated by SQA. On successful completion of the components of the Foundation Apprenticeship, learners will receive a completion certificate for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media. They will also receive certification for each of the component parts (NPA and work based competency units from the Diploma and Industry challenge project).

    • Creative Industries: An Introduction – Scotland
    • Storytelling for the Creative Industries
    • Creative Industries: Understanding a Creative Brief
    • Media: Understanding
    • Work effectively with others in the Creative Industries
    • Ensure Your Own Actions Reduce Risks to Health and Safety
    • Communicating Using Digital Marketing/Sales Channels
    • Use Digital and Social Media in Marketing Campaigns
    • Media Project

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ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING
  • Course Content and Qualifications
    The Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering covers a broad range of Engineering topics
    including some of the following:
    Engineering Systems and Materials, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical
    Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing, Process
    Control, Test Equipment and Measurement, Instrumentation, Mathematics

    Qualification:
    National Certificate in Engineering Systems
    Qualification Breakdown:
    Year 1
    Units leading to NC in Engineering Systems
    Commencement of SVQ Performing Engineering Operations portfolio
    Year 2
    Completion of NC in Engineering Systems
    One day per week work placement

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FINANCIAL SERVICES
FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • Course Content
    The Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services course content includes:

    •  Skills – 3 units from SVQ Level 3 Providing Financial Services
    • Knowledge – Financial Service Award, Personal Finance Awareness and Work Placement Unit
    • Capability – Employer activities and Work Placements
    • Skills – Delivery of 3 units from the SVQ Level 3 Providing Financial Services framework (approx. 160
      hours)
    • FSPFC C01 – Develop yourself to Improve and maintain Workplace Competence in a Financial
      Services Environment
    • FSPFC C03 – Develop Productive Working Relationships in a Financial Services Environment
    • FSPFC C04 – Ensure you comply with regulations in the Financial Services Environment.

    Knowledge – Financial Service Award SCQF Level 6 (approx. 360 hours) brief headings for each unit

    • Financial Services: An Introduction
    • Financial Services: Regulatory Framework Financial Services: Communication
    • Financial Services: Promoting Customer Relationships
    • Personal Finance Awareness
    • Work Placement Unit

    Qualification:

    • Financial Service Award SCQF Level 6
    • SVQ Level 3 Providing Financial Services

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IT SOFTWARE
IT SOFTWARE
  • Course Content and Qualifications

    The Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software covers the following topics:

    • Computing: Applications Development
    • Computing: Authoring a Website
    • Software Design and Development


    Qualification:
    NPA in Software Development (SCQF level 6)

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