Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)


2 years


Options Available


  • Engineering


  • Aberdeen Altens Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus

Why take this course?

Engineering is a challenging, exciting and rewarding career that presents a wealth of opportunities for Scotland’s young people to enter a diverse and often unique field of work including research, design and development and manufacturing. The sector continues to expand and grow and the Scottish Government recognises the sector as one of the key economic priority areas for investment. Sectors include:

  • Aerospace & Avionics Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Health & Safety Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Systems Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum, Oil & Gas Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Project Management Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Research & Development Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecoms
  • Digital Comms & Networks Engineering
  • Test Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

What you will experience

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Engineering is for pupils in S5 and S6 and typically takes two years to complete. It provides opportunities to develop skills and knowledge for entry into a career in the Engineering sector.

The Engineering framework includes two core elements, namely:

  1. National Certificate (NC) in Engineering
  2. Units in Performing Engineering Operations

The NC in Engineering at SCQF level 6 will prepare pupils with the practical skills and knowledge needed for access to higher-level study or to move into employment. It can also provide credit and progression to the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship.

This FA has been designed to provide a balance of relevant technological principles and practical applications suitable for participants that aspire to work at a technician level.