Foundation Apprenticeships

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and partners have secured a Skills Development Scotland contract to the value of £570K to support the delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships for the 2019/20 academic year and beyond.

Foundation Apprenticeships are an offer within the senior phase of secondary education and provides the appropriate underpinning knowledge and experience to enable young people to progress to a modern and graduate apprenticeship programme within the local economy and nationally. 

Cllr Angus McCormack, Chairman of Education, Sport and Children’s Services, said: “This funding, supported by our charter development programme with Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Bòrd na Gàidhlig (BnG), Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) programme and European Structural Funding (ESF) funding application, provides a major opportunity for local economic development, education, training and employment opportunities for our young people.”

It is currently being planned to provide Foundation Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Creative Digital Media, Engineering, Food and Drink, Social Services and ChildCare and Social Services and HealthCare.