Foundation Apprenticeships

As a school pupil, a Foundation Apprenticeship gives an early exposure of the world of work, helping to develop the skills, experience, and knowledge needed when leaving school.

A foundation apprenticeship offers the chance to get a head start in your career by gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden your career options.

Fife College and Fife Council are working in partnership to ensure that Fife Secondary school pupils benefit from a fantastic, full range of Foundation Apprenticeships.

Foundation Apprenticeships are now recognised by all colleges and universities, and you can use them, along with other SQA National 5/Higher qualifications, to gain access to a Modern Apprenticeship or Higher Education including degree pathways. You may also be able to access some Higher National Certificate (HNC) study routes at Fife College with your FA qualification and no SQA Higher qualifications.

You can find out more information on the Foundation Apprenticeship University Routes available here

You can find out more information on the Foundation Apprenticeship College Routes available here

For more information on Foundation Apprenticeships please visit: Fife College - Foundation Apprenticeships.

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeship are primarily aimed at young people who are 16 to 24 (although there is no upper age limit).

A modern apprentice is employed and works towards a qualification with a college or learning provider. This is very much earn while you learn. Modern Apprentices learn on the job – gaining skills, experience and qualifications that’ll kick-start your career.


You’ll learn real-life industry skills while you work towards a qualification that’s accredited by the SQA. As long as you’re aged 16 or over, a Modern Apprenticeship could be the right fit for you:

  • Get training that’s designed with industry and employers in mind
  • Choose from over 100 Modern Apprenticeships in different sectors
  • Learn in a real-world environment while you earn a wage
  • Gain experience that’ll help your future job applications and CV

For further information on Modern Apprenticeships please visit: Apprenticeships.Scot

Graduate Apprenticeships

Graduate Apprenticeships provide work-based learning opportunities up to Masters degree level for new and existing employees. They have been created in partnership with industry and the further and higher education sector.

Graduate Apprenticeships help to build skills and knowledge that Scottish industries need. You'll learn on the job while you work towards finishing your degree at university or college. You'll get hands on experience that'll count towards your degree, while getting familiar with the world of work after studying.


To discover what Modern Apprenticeships are currently available please use this tool: Find a Vacancy

For further information on Graduate Apprenticeships please visit: Apprenticeships.Scot