Apprenticeships advice in a Nutshell
21 December 2017
The Nutshell Guide to Apprenticeships has been created by the
National Parent Forum Scotland (NPFS) on behalf of Skills
Development Scotland (SDS) and is being distributed nationwide.
The Nutshell Guide which is also available online on the
NPFS website provides key information on Foundation, Modern and
Graduate Apprenticeships, which were all designed to deliver
work-based learning and lead to jobs in demand. It gives parents
clear guidance on what each apprenticeship offers, how they can be
accessed, the choice of sectors covered and the qualifications that
can be gained through completion.
Modern Apprenticeships mean people can work, learn and earn
while Foundation Apprenticeships are for pupils to take alongside
other subjects such as Highers. Graduate Apprenticeships provide
employees with work-based learning up to Master's degree level.
Head of Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships at SDS, Diane
Greenlees said: "Parents are one of the biggest influencers in
helping young people decide what career they want to pursue. The
Nutshell Guide gives them a comprehensive explanation of the range
of apprenticeships available, how they can be accessed and what
opportunities they can lead to.
"Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships have all
been developed in partnership with industry to meet the needs of
employers, with a focus on developing options within the main
growth sectors of the economy to ensure young people have the best
Chair of NPFS, Joanna Murphy said: "The NPFS is delighted to see
this Nutshell guide reach parents across Scotland. It is an easy to
read, concise guide to the apprenticeship family. It is easy for
parents to feel left behind when their child starts thinking about
further education or training options and the NPFS aims to help
parents build up their knowledge so they can, in turn, support
The guide was officially launched in Fife on Wednesday, 6
December at St Columba's RC High School, Dunfermline, as part of
Fife Council's Foundation Apprenticeships information event for
local parents of secondary school pupils.
Find out more about apprenticehips at www.apprenticeships.scot
Source - Skills Development Scotland