With a Graduate Apprenticeship in IT: Management for Business, you’ll build a career in a fast paced sector where new job roles and competencies evolve quickly. We've worked with employers, college and universities in the ICT and digital technologies industry to create this qualification. This means you'll be gaining the skills, knowledge and understanding that the industry expects from a graduate.

What's the qualification?

You'll gain a Graduate Level Apprenticeship at SCQF level 10 entitled:

Graduate Level Apprenticeship in BSc (Hons) IT: Management for Business

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

A GA is about much more than just getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a whole range of useful experience and skills such as:

  • A broad background in business operations, procedures and culture suited for a career in IT in a business environment
  • The technical knowledge to play a key role in an IT environment
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and modelling skills suited to IT roles
  • The right management and business knowledge to step into a management role in IT projects
  • Project delivery experience in a business environment

Course content

There are four key content areas which make up the IT: Management for Business Graduate Apprenticeship:

  • Business (20-25%)
  • Technology (25-35)
  • Personal and interpersonal skills (20-25%)
  • Project and delivery management (20-25%)

Where could it take me?

You could work in:

  • IT consultancy
  • System operation
  • System management
  • Network planning and control
  • Project management

Entry requirements

Entry requirements will vary by course and institution. Vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualifications required by the delivery institution for each GA. Alternatively, you can contact a university or college directly for guidance on entry requirements.


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.

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