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There are four pathways to choose from: Business Management, Financial Services, Business Analysis and Project Management. We've worked with employers, colleges and universities in the industry to create this degree level qualification. Your employees will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding that the industry needs. You can recruit new employees, up-skill or re-skill existing employees.

The qualification

BA (Hons) Business Management (including Financial Services) SCQF level 10

The learning outcomes include:

  • Professional practice: qualifications relevant to role and professional recognition
  • Electives: change management, human resources, sales and marketing, procurement /supply chain management and international trade, financial services
  • Core management and business components: organisational performance, interpersonal excellence and personal effectiveness
Entry requirements

These will vary by course and institution. For each Graduate Apprenticeship, vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualification required by the delivery institution. You can contact a university or college directly for guidance on entry requirements.

Progression and development

Business Management Graduate Apprentice could gain employment in the following areas:

  • Team Leader
  • Team Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Departmental Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Finance and Insurance Business Manager
  • Risk Manager

SCQF Qualification Levels Explained

Download the Framework Document

How much will it cost?

As Graduate Apprentices are your employees, you will pay their salary. This is not set by SDS but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage.

For Graduate Apprentices starting in 2018 and 2019, we will fund their learning costs for the duration of the course.

Time to complete

A GA at SCQF level 10 (honours degree level) will take up to four years to complete. A GA at SCQF level 8 or 9 (high apprenticeship) and SCQF level 11 (professional body qualification) will take up to two years to complete.

Some individuals may complete the GA in a shorter period of time because the format means they can attend university or college outwith traditional term times.

Decide if this is the right framework for you, then...

Think this apprenticeship is right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our advisers to find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000