Scientific Technologies (Subject to Approval)

Attendance PatternDurationLocation SCQF LevelYear Group

Friday full day

One Year

Perth College UHI


 S5 or S6

Possible requirement for second day per week on placement or placement during holidays/weekends. Flexible to suit learner’s timetable.

About this course content

About this course

About this course

Foundation Apprenticeships are a new and exciting opportunity being offered to pupils in the senior phase of secondary school. Delivery of the FA involves a blended approach combining knowledge and understanding with the application of skills in the workplace.

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies is a one year course where you will study a National Progression Award (NPA) alongside Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) when on work placement, and will be certificated by the SQA. 

On this course you will study topics such as Fundamental Chemistry, Experimental Procedures and Maths for Science, along with developing experience in a range of practical skills. Practical skills, along with employability skills, will be enhanced further through work-based-learning while on work placement. 

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Course Progression

Course Progression

Successful completion of the Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies will allow progression to level 7 study on HNC Applied Science at Perth College UHI, and is also a recognised entry qualification at other Further Education Colleges and Universities. It can also provide progression on to a Modern Apprenticeship in a relevant discipline at SCQF level 6. 

Foundation Apprenticeships are recognised by most Universities across Scotland. Skills Development Scotland have developed information to illustrate the value of a Foundation Apprenticeship for those considering application to College or University after school. 


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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 passes at National 5, including Maths and one relevant Science subject. 

You should be undertaking at least one Science Higher in S5. You may also be invited for an informal discussion .