Business Skills - Foundation Apprenticeship - Year1


19 Aug 2021


24 Jun 2022

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills is a two year programme and is made up of two elements. National Progression Award (NPA) in Business Skills and SVQ Level 3 Business & Administration units. In Year 1 you will have the opportunity to work towards achieving the majority of the National Progression Award in Business Skills including the following units: Understanding Business, Management of People and Finance, Contemporary Business Issues, PC Passport: Working with IT Software Word Processing and Presenting Information, PC Passport: Working with IT Software Spreadsheet and Database, Work Placement. On completion of the above units you will achieve the NPA in Business Skills.In Year 2 you will undertake a work placement and work towards achieving 4 mandatory units from the SVQ Business & Administration. Borders College will arrange this placement for you which is a mandatory component of the award and will require attendance at placement out with normal school hours eg. holidays or Friday pm.

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Year 1 working towards: NPA Level 6 Business Skills.Year 2: SVQ Level 3 Business & Administration units.


Duration - Part Time 72 week courses over 2 x Academic Years. Year 1 will include 2 on campus/online sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.


Scottish Borders Campus Galashiels

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Entry requirements

You must be starting S5 and should be ready to study at SCQF level 6 and have an interest in business. You will be required to have a minimum of four National 5 passes grades A to C.

Progression opportunities

Related Programmes you may move on to: HND Year 1 Business and HNC Travel and Tourism


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