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04 Mar 2021

Careers in care

Rebecca’s apprenticeship while at school

Foundation apprenticeships (FA) are for pupils in fifth and sixth year of secondary school and take two years to complete. There are two social service foundation apprenticeships.

  • FA Social Services and Healthcare
  • FA Social Services (Children and Young People)

During this type of apprenticeship, the apprentice will get the chance to spend time with a learning provider, such as a college, as well as being assessed on the work-based learning they do. By completing an FA they will achieve a qualification and develop skills employers want. It also offers pathways to modern apprenticeships or further study at college or university.

The skills gained by undertaking an FA can be developed and used in a variety of careers and there is a wide range of job opportunities in the social care and health sectors.

Rebecca’s story

Watch the videos below to follow Rebecca’s experiences as she completes the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare.

Rebecca explains her Foundation Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.
Aberdeenshire Council Foundation Apprenticeships - results day.
Aberdeenshire Council Foundation Apprenticeships: Rebecca’s video diary -  One year on.

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council