This Foundation Apprenticeship gives pupils skills and knowledge for a business career. They'll learn about management and business priorities, such as:
You'll help them gain practical experience for working in various business roles.
The Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills includes:
Example of course units include:
The pupil would select a Foundation Apprenticeship as a school subject choice. Then they'd go through a recruitment process arranged by the college, or other learning provider. It's great if you can get involved, too.
Pupils should have a good level of English and maths. If they've taken a business subject, that's also an advantage. It's helpful if pupils:
Pupils will get the skills, knowledge and competence to help them move on to:
These will help them to prepare for working in business and admin.
If you're looking to hire, Foundation Apprenticeships help you spot talented pupils. You can assess their skills on a longer term than a regular interview process would allow.
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As an employer, you can decide what level of involvement you have in the apprenticeship. You can discuss this with the college or other learning provider who's working with you.
There’s no financial cost to you as an employer because the learner is still at school. But investing your time can bring rewards, with access to talented young people in your workplace.
Pupils study a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of their school subjects, usually over S5 and S6.
During the apprenticeship, each pupil must complete a work placement of about 1 day a week in S6. This helps them build the evidence needed to complete the units from the SVQ.
It's important that pupils get contact with you, the employer, during S5. This shows them what it's like to work for an employer and how to use business skills in the workplace.
To find tasks that pupils could do across S5 and S6, read the framework document for this apprenticeship.
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