Get into Childcare; Get into Business; Get into Software Engineering
Would you like to be paid to gain skills and real work experience in a growing, thriving industry sector?
Would you like to get a recognised apprenticeship qualification which can help you progress into a job or higher level studies at college or university?
If the answer is yes then a Pathway Foundation Apprenticeship could be the way forward for you!
Programmes start at West Lothian College in January 2021 with a choice between Childcare, Business or Software Engineering.
This fast-track apprenticeship lasts for 6 months and is 50% in College and 50% work-based. Attendance is a minimum of 4 to 5 days each week.
When you successfully complete you will have a Foundation Apprenticeship Certificate in your chosen subject. Foundation Apprenticeships open doors to Employment, Modern Apprenticeships, Graduate Apprenticeships, and higher level study at college or university.
An attendance allowance of at least £100 per week is payable to all Pathway Foundation Apprentices. It is possible to combine this course with a Kickstart Placement and those participants who are also taking part in the UK Government Kickstart Scheme will instead receive a higher rate of the National Minimum Wage for the work based element of the programme.
The Pathway Foundation Apprenticeships are at SCQF Level 6 so all applicants must be prepared and capable of study at that level.
Eligible applicants for Pathway Foundation Apprenticeships should be aged 16-18 at the start of the programme. Those combining a Pathway Foundation Apprenticeship with a Kickstart placement can be up to 24 years old.
Places are limited so contact West Lothian College now by email to register your interest.
Email Daniel Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01506 427557. Please leave your name, date of birth, preferred subject and contact details.
About Foundation Apprenticeships: https://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/foundation-apprenticeships/foundation-apprenticeships/
About Kickstart: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme
Coming soon: Pathway Apprenticeship in Engineering at SCQF L5: 9 month course starting March 2021!
Due to the challenges of Covid-19, school pupils from this academic session will be less likely to be able to engage face-to-face with employers to learn about career pathways, skills, and roles within industry where normally they would often partake in live careers events within their school settings.
Nationally, Developing the Young Workforce are hosting a Virtual Careers Fair for S1s, S2s and S3s across Scotland in January 2021. We have sourced a range of resources for educators to be able to use within their classrooms or for young people and parents at home to learn about the world of work.
The Virtual Careers Fairs will be launched w/c 25th January 2021 and will focus on the three industries in the first instance:
Please click below to find out more information and to access the resources.