Foundation Apprenticeships and Academy Programmes

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Along with SIC Schools Service 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.

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Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills

Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills

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

Business-Skills-FA-Leaflet.pdf

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

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.

Children-and-Young-People-FA-Leaflet.pdf

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Academy Programme in Built Environment

Academy Programme in Built Environment

The Built Environment covers a wide range of construction subjects from ground works, building services, design and structures, along with digital technologies including AutoCAD.

An ideal course for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge, skills and experience for work in the construction industry in areas such as building technician, quantity surveyor, civil engineer or at craft level.

Built-Environment-Academy-Leaflet.pdf

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Academy Programme in Digital Design

Academy Programme in Digital Design

This 1-year qualification is designed to provide Senior pupils the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for a potential further course or a career in Graphics and Media Design. The course uses latest industry standard design software and allows pupils to build a digital web-based portfolio of their work.

Minimum Entry: Pupils are expected to be working towards or already have achieved Higher level.

Computing-Academy-Leaflet.pdf

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Academy Programme in Engineering

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.

Engineering-Academy-Leaflet.pdf

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Academy Programme in Games Development & Hardware Technologies

Academy Programme in Games Development & Hardware Technologies

This 1-year course introduces both Games Development and Computer Hardware & Networking technologies. One afternoon the focus will be on Games Design & Development, the other afternoon the focus will be on IT Technical Support. Potential future career paths would be in Games/Software Development or IT Technical Support (ICT/Network Engineer).

Minimum Entry: Pupils are expected to have achieved a good range of National 4 and be working towards or already achieved National 5 level.

Computing-Academy-Leaflet.pdf