Foundation Apprenticeships are part of the senior phase school timetable. In the first year pupils spend time at a Learning Provider (usually one day/two afternoons per week depending on framework) where delivery and assessment of the relevant National Certificate/National Progression Award takes place. The work-based competence units are delivered and assessed in the workplace primarily in year 2 whilst the learner is on placement with the employer. However, employers are engaged with learners at various stages throughout the programme.
Learners spend time learning in a hands-on environment with employers and tutors supporting the learning of National Progression Awards / National Certificates. Significant time is spent on placement, developing the skills they need to become work ready.