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

This article was last updated on 24 June 2021.

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.

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