SQA Results Day: What next if you want to take a vocational route?

This article was last updated on 28 July 2020.

Feel like an apprenticeship is for you or you want to take a vocational route?

Read on to find out about what options are open to you.

I think I want to take a vocational route or do an apprenticeship. What do I do next?

Fraser talks about how he knew from the start that an apprenticeship was the route he wanted to follow

  • In Scotland, there are three different types of apprenticeship available: Foundation, Modern and Graduate, and they range from school to degree-level.

  • Foundation Apprenticeships are done while you’re still at school, so you’ll have to choose that as one of your subjects, usually in fifth year.

  • Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships are full-time paid jobs where you also work towards a qualification, so you’ll usually need to complete an application form or submit a CV. You’ll then go through the company’s recruitment process, which will usually involve an interview.

  • To find out more about different types of apprenticeship, you can go to Apprenticeships.scot. The website has lots of information as well as adverts for current apprenticeship vacancies.

Forging your own path
Switching to a vocational pathway
Starting work as an apprentice
video