Future on pause? Press play at D&A!


25th January 2021

In these uncertain times, Dundee and Angus College is continuing to support young people in our region by offering new Pathway Apprenticeship opportunities. These industry-recognised qualifications will help young people to develop their knowledge, skills and experience in growth sectors.

Pathway Apprenticeships have been developed by Skills Development Scotland and partners as an immediate, short-term response to the Covid-19 pandemic. They support the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, which ensures everyone aged between 16 and 24 the opportunity of work, education or training.
Pathway Apprenticeships are short training programmes designed specifically to prepare young people for the world of work. Applicants must be unemployed, not receiving benefits, aged 18 or under, and left school.

Pathway Apprenticeships combine qualifications and work-based activities to develop the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for to get young people on the right path. Apprentices will also be earning while they’re learning as they will receive a £100 weekly training allowance.

D&A College is offering Pathway Apprenticeships in industry areas with strong future employment prospects:

• Business Skills (16 weeks programme)
• Childcare (16 weeks programme)
• Construction - Bricklaying (20 weeks programme)
• Construction - Roofing and Slating (20 weeks programme)
• Digital Software and Hardware (16 weeks programme)
• Engineering (26 weeks programme)

While working towards an industry-recognised qualification, learners will build their confidence and develop key skills like communication, team working and personal development, as well as career management skills.

Successful completion of a Pathway Apprenticeship may lead to employment, further study or on to a Modern Apprenticeship.

D&A College Pathway Apprenticeships start on 8 February 2021. Find out more at: https://dundeeandangus.ac.uk/apprenticeships/pathway-apprenticeships/ 

Dundee & Angus College

Dundee and Angus College is moving away from traditional thinking and focussing much more on careers not courses. It wants the people of the Dundee and Angus region to be better informed and prepared for the career options available to them, no matter what stage they are at.

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