As a business administrator or budding manager, you’ll have a highly transferable set of knowledge and skills that can be applied in all sectors.
A qualification in Business Skills could lead to jobs like: administrative assistant, purchasing manager, management consultant, company secretary, human resources officer, local government officer, receptionist and project manager.
The Foundation Apprenticeship is rooted in the highly respected profession of business administration. And, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about other management and business priorities, such as: digital marketing, procurement, supply chain management and enterprise.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
Your NPA in Business Skills will cover the following topics:
You’ll complete the units of your SVQ in Business and Administration mainly in the workplace, as part of your placement. You’ll learn how to:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll spend time learning at a learning provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work placement. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
First, use the search tool at the bottom of the page to find out if this subject is available at your school. Next, fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.