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Enterprise and Commerce

Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Foundation Apprenticeships allow learners to gain valuable real-world work experience and gain an additional industry-recognised qualification whilst still at school

  • It counts as one of your subject choices
  • You will develop the skills employers are looking for
  • You will build your confidence

It is an opportunity to try out a career and see if it is right for you while you are still at school.

The course typically takes 2 years (S5 & S6). 

In year 1 you will work towards completing a National Progression Award (NPA) in Business Skills (SCQF level 6) by attending college 2 afternoons per week.  In year 2 learners will work towards achieving the SVQ 3 Business units in the workplace with an employer and attend college (if required).

What you will learn

  • Web Apps: Spreadsheets
  • Web Apps: Word Processing
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Work Placement
  • Understanding Business
  • Management of People and Finance

Year 2

  • Pan how to manage and improve own performance in a Business Environment
  • Communicate in a Business Environment
  • Support other people to work in a Business Environment
  • Design and produce Documents in a Business Environment

Placement information

  • You will be required to complete a placement

How the course is assessed

  • Continuous assessment and workplace observation

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week (Tuesday and Thursday 1.30- 4:30pm) 
  • Year 2 Work Placement

Entry requirements

  • Achieved or working towards Higher (A-C) in a relevant subject areas – e.g. English, Business by the end of S6

Or/and

  • NPA Business with Information Technology
  • The ability to work towards SCQF level 6 (Higher) qualifications
  • Interested in or considering a career in the Business Sector
  • Positive behaviour and school attendance report

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at Edinburgh College to assess if this is the correct course for you 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Go straight into a career
  • Fast track onto a Modern Apprenticeship in Business
  • College to study the first year of any of the HNDs within the enterprise and Commerce department
  • University
  • Graduate Apprenticeship

Career options

Employment into many industry sectors, including:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Public Sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 22/08/22 41 Weeks

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