Apprenticeships in Scotland

Everything you need to know about apprenticeships in Scotland, including what levels are available, entry requirements, and more.

Everything you need to know about apprenticeships in Scotland, including what levels are available, entry requirements, and more.
Unlike at school, college or on a traditional degree course, an apprenticeship means most of your learning will be through on-the-job training in your place of work. An apprenticeship might be a good option if you like the idea of hands-on learning as well as some classroom-based study.
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What are the entry requirements for an apprenticeship in Scotland?

If you’re taking a foundation apprenticeship, you’re not employed. You take it alongside your Highers and National 5s. With modern and graduate apprenticeships, you are employed. To be considered for a modern or graduate level apprenticeship programme in Scotland, you need to be:
  • Aged 16 or over
  • Living in Scotland
  • Not in full-time education

Requirements for international students

If you’re an international student thinking about applying for an apprenticeship in Scotland, you’ll need to be a resident, eligible to work in Scotland and have the necessary visas. If you have any questions about applying as an international student, you should contact the university/college and employer to check your eligibility criteria.
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