This course is being delivered by a partnership between:
The course can be either be delivered over one or two years.
If selecting the "Short Term Delivery Model" which means it can be completed in 1 school year but due to the complexity of this course, it is likely that students will also require to use some of their holiday time in order to complete the required number of hours in the work placement part of the qualification.
Since the course can be completed within 1 school year, it is available to students in S5 or S6.
The two year delivery model means that the course is delivered over 2 academic years. The first year will concentrate on the delivery of the National Progression Award, which is classroom based. The second year will be working toward the SVQ modules within workplace placement provider.
As this course is over two years, it is available to only pupils in 5th year.
The Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills requires pupils to complete a National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF level 6 in Business Skills and 4 Units of the SVQ in Business Administration at SCQF Level 6. The NPA provides knowledge and an introduction to the skills that will help pupils to complete the SVQ units. The NPA has 36 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 6 and the SVQ Business Administration at SCQF Level 6 mandatory units have a total of 15 credit points. These two parts, along with the associated work placement, form the Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills and provide a total of 51 SCQF credit points.
Please note: some candidates may be required to be vetted by Disclosure Scotland as part of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme), due to placement location.
This time is split between study with a training provider and a work placement with an employer,
The work placement element will be negotiated on a one-to-one basis with each student and, where it suits the student's timetable, a whole day placement may be organised rather than two afternoons.