Are you someone with a knack for leadership? Do you have plans to be the director of your own company? Studying for a management apprenticeship can help you develop your leadership skills and potentially find a job with progression opportunities.   

The apprenticeship is ideal for business-focused people with a desire to progress. Learn how to facilitate change within an office environment. Discover how to motivate colleagues and contribute to a positive working atmosphere. Improve your understanding of management techniques such as goal setting and task delegation.   

The apprenticeship opens up a variety of job options in Scotland’s management sector. Work in a digital marketing agency and support colleagues as an account manager. Supervise hospitality staff as a bar manager. Work as a general manager within a busy supermarket and help to improve customer service.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 7, 9 or 11 in management. The qualifications include:  

  • core units of aSVQ in management at SCQF level 7, 9 or 11   
  • a range of optional units  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • lead and build a team 
  • manage people’s performance at work 
  • support individuals’ learning and development 
  • manage conflict within a team 
  • coach individuals 
  • manage budgets 
  • evaluate change 
  • sell products and services  

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • numeracy 
  • communication 
  • teamwork    
  • time management   
  • problem-solving   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as life coaching and office management.  

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies with a business-related degree or go on to full-time work.    

Further education: Continue to improve your leadership skills by applying for a bachelor’s degree in business development. Or you could apply for a professional body qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.    

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a management roleThere are several jobs listed below:

  • account manager 
  • bar manager 
  • senior supervisor 
  • general manager 
  • executive manager  
  • store supervisor  

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is useful to have an interest in progression and team development.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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