Foundation Apprenticeships and Academy Programmes


Along with SIC Schools Service and NAFC Marine Centre UHI, we work in partnership to deliver courses providing the opportunity to gain experience working alongside professionals in engineering, business, construction and social care. You will be able continue your valuable secondary school education, while gaining professionally recognised qualifications and experience. Each of the below courses will be available as a subject choice, replacing two school subjects. Therefore, if you enrol on one of these opportunities, you will study 3 school subjects in S5 and in S6, as well as coming to college. You will spend two afternoons a week in college as well as having some time set aside for independent study. You will be matched to an employer appropriate to your course and a work place mentor will be available to you.

Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills

This qualification is designed to provide Senior Year (S5 and S6) pupils the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for entry into a career in the Business/Administration sector.

Find out more and apply here

Foundation Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care - Social Services and Healthcare

Social services is a challenging and rewarding career providing support and help to people who need it, helping them to live full and valued lives in the community.

Find out more and apply here.

Foundation Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care - Social Services (Children and Young People)

This is a career with many job opportunities available for young people who enjoy working with children of a variety of ages, and are aware of the benefits of good care.

Find out more and apply here.

Please apply for all courses online using the links above. The previous deadline of 23rd March 2020 has been extended to the end of June 2020 due to Co-vid 19. Older paper copies will still be accepted and anyone who has applied will be contacted shortly. 

Please speak with your Pupil Support teacher if you have any questions about how your this programme will fit in with your school timetable.

Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering

There has never been a better time to be part of the construction industry. Infrastructure projects, renewable energy and regeneration of the area are creating exciting opportunities on your doorstep. 

Find out more and apply here. 

Academy Programme in Construction Studies (NC Built Environment)

The National Certificate (NC) in Built Environment provides the opportunity to gain experience working alongside construction professionals and gain a professionally recognised qualification while continuing your valuable secondary school education.

You will achieve a National Certificate (NC) in Built Environment at SCQF Level 6.

Find out more and apply here.  

Academy Programme in Engineering

The NC is intended for new entrants to the engineering industry who are looking for broad-based training with an emphasis on both practical skills and knowledge. Applications for Academic Year 2020-21 are now closed but anyone interested in starting the programme next year can apply in the next round of applications. 

Engineering Information Sheet