Modern Apprenticeship Business and Administration - (SCQF Level 5)

For candidates who are employed in an administrative role such as a receptionist, junior secretary or clerical assistant. Delivered via an e-portfolio system, the Modern Apprenticeship in Business and Administration at SCQF Level 5 will equip learners with the skills and knowledge to start their career in a business environment.

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The course comprises 3 mandatory units and 5 optional units.

The mandatory units cover the following areas:

  • Agree How to Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment
  • Undertake Work in a Business Environment
  • Prepare to Communicate in a Business Environment
  • Work with Other People in a Business Environment

5 optional units can be chosen from a range of options suited to the work place. Subjects can include using IT software such as email, making and receiving telephone calls, delivering presentations and subjects specific to your job role or sector.

To achieve the Modern Apprenticeship candidates must achieve 5 core skills at SCQF Level 4 in Communication, Working with Others, Problem Solving, ICT & Numeracy and a separately certificated outcome chosen from a list provided by the Skills CFA.


At your workplace - our Borders College Assessor will guide you every step of the way, meeting regularly and providing personalized tutoring and support. College premises in the Borders and other venues are often used for meeting up, or to access computer and library facilities. Assessors can also carry out observations on site. Candidates will have 7-8 months to complete their qualification. We work with people individually therefore start dates are negotiable.


Scotland - candidates can be located in any area of Scotland

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Entry requirements

Candidates must be employed and working in a suitable environment to be able to provide evidence of their competence in the workplace.

Progression opportunities

Candidates can progress to a higher level Modern Apprenticeship award.


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