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Scotland ‘on course’ for 5,000 foundation apprenticeships

Scotland is on track to deliver on the government's target for foundation apprenticeships, according to Skills Development Scotland

“Team Scotland” needs to pull together to deliver 5,000 foundation apprenticeships, says education secretary John Swinney.

In a letter to college principals, he said that the ambition to create 5,000 FA opportunities was a “significant attempt to open up learning and training experiences for young people in the senior phase”.

He said that he welcomed the support of key national partners like education directors’ association ADES, local authorities’ umbrella body Cosla and the Scottish Funding Council, and that the success of the scheme would be “underpinned by commitment, responsiveness and ...

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