Set yourself up for a big future

Sum Port Services
Going into S5 or S6? Get one step ahead with a Foundation Apprenticeship.

Foundation Apprenticeships give senior phase pupils an inside view of Scotland’s thriving industries.  

Pupils can combine a recognised qualification with valuable experience in industries where there’s a rising demand for a skilled workforce.  

If you’re going into S5 or S6, there’s still time to apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship to get work experience with some of our region's top employers.

Why Choose a Foundation Apprenticeship?

A Foundation Apprenticeship is a great way to get an insight into the industry you're interested in, boost your confidence, learn new skills and gain a qualification at the same time.

84% of Foundation Apprentices gained an industry recognised qualification that is the same level as a Higher and with Foundation Apprenticeships being offered in Scotland's growth industries, you can be sure that your qualification will lead to good employment prospects.

If you are starting senior phase there’s still time to choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as a subject.

Get real-life work experience that will set you up for success.



Foundation Apprenticeships allow students to get hands-on, practical experience, as well as visiting a number of local employers as part of your college work.

Our Engineering Foundation Apprentices have recently had the opportunity to visit Cochran Ltd and Berry BPI to get a first-hand look at how businesses run and the type of work they will do as part of their course. 

Engineering Foundation Apprentices

Available Foundation Apprenticeships

Set yourself up for a big future with a Foundation Apprenticeship. Get valuable experience and an industry recognised qualification to strengthen your CV and boost your college or university application.

If you're still thinking of what you'd like to do next, there's still time to apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship with Dumfries and Galloway College.

Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services Children and Young People @ SCQF Level 6

This is an ideal programme for S6 pupils interested in working with children and young people and is studied as one of your school subjects.

This course will help you gain the knowledge and understanding you will need to work successfully in early learning and childcare. It will also develop your knowledge, practical skills and qualities for working with children and young people.

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Early Education and Childcare - education

Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering @ SCQF Level 6

Engineers bring ideas to life.

This popular course has led to employment as a Modern Apprentice for many attending this course. Employment to date has varied from mechanical fitters for multi-national companies to mechanical engineer trainees in local industry.

With such a huge demand for this industry, there's no better time to start your career in engineering.

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 C.S McKerlie Electrical Services

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Find out more and explore your Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities with Skills Development Scotland.

Find your future with a Foundation Apprenticeship!


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Wise Owls Nursery

What our students say...

Nicola Murray

Hospitality SCQF Level 5 (Modern Apprenticeship)

"The best thing to kick start my career was my apprenticeship"

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