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This Technical Apprenticeship helps provide a way for people already in the role to upgrade their skills. It's suitable for employees working in roles like: administration assistant; clerical assistant; data entry clerk; filing/records clerk; junior secretary; office clerk; receptionist; administrator; administration clerk; administration officer; executive officer; administration team leader; office supervisor; personal assistant; or secretary.

The qualification

SCQF level 8

Your employee will study for an SCQF level 8 or above in Business and Administration.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but it’s important that your candidates show the ability and commitment to achieve all outcomes of their apprenticeship.

It may be useful for candidates to have completed the MA at SCQF level 5 or 6.

Progression and development

After completing this level, your employees could move on to positions like administration manager; executive officer; office manager; office supervisor; personal assistant; secretary; or senior secretary.

They may also wish to proceed to higher level qualifications like degrees, HNDs, HNCs or professional qualifications in business or management.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

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

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Need a little more information or advice?

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