Intro to the course:
The Two Year Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in IT: Software Development is offered in S5 and S6. It is delivered over two years and you will spend your first year at college developing skills and knowledge across a range of topics and on placement during the second year, getting hands-on experience with an employer.
Gaming, virtual reality, cyber security – the digital world is changing fast. You could help decide where it goes next.
In Scotland, over 90,000 people work in digital technology roles. The current average full-time salary for digital technology roles is £37,500, which is over 30% higher than the Scottish average of £28,000.
With this Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll be setting yourself up for roles that are in demand not just now, but in the future too such as:
- software or web developer
- database administrator
- network manager
The Foundation Apprenticeships have been developed to help you gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while still at school.
Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised as entry qualifications by all Scottish colleges and universities.
For employers, it’s the chance to attract highly motivated and committed young people who are willing to learn, identify young people who are right for your business and ensure your organisation has people with the skills you need.