Foundation Apprenticeships

Gaining skills for future employment is a key focus for New College Lanarkshire and we are dedicated to providing opportunities to young people to ensure they are developing skills that will be useful in their future.

Our Foundation Apprenticeship programmes will give pupils in S5 and S6 exposure to the world of work while they work towards an industry-recognised qualification – all while allowing them to continue their school education.


Skills Development Scotland developed Foundation Apprenticeships to help Scotland’s young people gain valuable work experience and have the opportunity for work-based learning while still attending school.

As well as giving young people a head start on their future career path, these programmes identify exceptional young people who are committed to developing employment skills while training, and provide employers the opportunity to hand-pick the best of the future generation’s workforce.

Learning in the workplace.

Gain industry insight and a qualification

At New College Lanarkshire we offer twelve Foundation Apprenticeship frameworks which include Creative and Digital Media, Engineering, IT, Science and Social Services. 

These programmes have been developed by Skills Development Scotland to help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while still at school.

Read on to find out more. 


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