The subjects your child chooses at school can have an impact on what they can study at college or university and what jobs they can go for in the future.
Skills Development Scotland careers advisers are available in schools for one-to-one sessions with pupils making early subject choices.
Building career management skills, these sessions aim to prepare young people to make confident, informed subject choices.
The careers adviser will support the young person to explore the impact of choices, understand what or who is influencing them and discuss the support offered by My World of Work’s subject choices tool.
Parents and teachers can get involved in this discussion or at another time.
My World of Work is packed with tools, information and resources to help young people with answering key questions and putting together a shortlist of subjects they can discuss with their parents, carers, teachers and careers adviser.
There’s also information for parents and carers on supporting their child at subject choice time.
Find out more about SDS careers services in schools
Go to myworldofwork.co.uk
Foundation Apprenticeships allow young people to get a head start in their career by knowledge and skills that are applied in the workplace – all before they’ve left school.
Sitting a Foundation Apprenticeship takes two years, usually starting in fifth year and is studied alongside National 5s and Highers. The difference is spending time out of school at college and with a top employer, so pupils get real, hands-on experience of the world of work.
It’s a chance to gain an industry-recognised qualifications (set at SQCF level 6) that opens up options for young people when they leave school.
Foundation Apprenticeships in ten subjects – including software development, healthcare, financial services and engineering – are available to pupils going into S5.
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