Activating your Foundation Apprenticeship contract

Every year, we award contracts to learning providers for Foundation Apprenticeships. Here’s how to prepare for your contract activation.

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Sign your contract 

You’ll get an Award Letter and contract - sign and return the contract to Skills Development Scotland. There are instructions about this in your Award Letter.

Speak to your DDE

You’ll be appointed a Development and Delivery Executive (DDE).  They'll guide you through the process of delivering a Foundation Apprenticeship contract. 

Access FIPS 

You’ll need to get a  Funding and Information Processing System (FIPS) Licence Agreement and give details of delegated authorities who need access. Find out all about FIPS with these self-service videos and how-to guides. 

Prepare for recruitment 

Develop a recruitment process and start-up activity. Make sure you align them with key school term timelines.

Browse our marketing resources to help promote your Foundation Apprenticeships on social media. These inclusive recruitment guides help reach a diverse audience.

Understand the programme conditions 

Make sure your colleagues and your employers are aware of the responsibilities in the  Foundation Apprenticeship Product Specification.  

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