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How to Apply

The only way to obtain a Foundation programme in Scotland is via the UKFPO National Programme application process. A timeline for the recruitment process for the two-year Foundation Programme can be found here.

The UKFPO has published the UKFP 2023 Applicants’ Handbook relating to recruitment to the national 2-year Foundation Programme commencing in August 2023.

Applications must be made through Oriel.

If you are allocated to the Scottish Foundation School through Oriel, you will be required to undergo a two-stage process of ranking. This will be first to a Group and then to a Programme. It is very important that you adhere to the deadlines and are aware of when you will receive information and when you must respond. Any rankings and submissions after the published deadlines will not be honoured and you will be randomly allocated. Please check your Oriel account on a regular basis and see the timeline for deadlines.

The Oriel applicant portal is compatible with Internet Explorer 11, Safari 7+, Google Chrome 30+, Firefox 24+ and Edge. Applicants are advised to use one of these browsers when using the website and preferably the most up to date version of that browser.

Please note that the system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 7 – 10.

Information about how to apply for F2 stand-alone programmes can be found on the UKFPO website.

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