Business Skills - Foundation Apprenticeship


Course Information

SCQF Level 6
Course Summary

This qualification is designed to provide Senior Year 5 (S5) and Senior Year 6 (S6) pupils opportunities to develop skills and knowledge for entry into a career in the Business/Administration sector or also equates to 1B and 1C at Higher level for University admission.

The first year (S5) of the Foundation Apprenticeship will feature a National Progression Award in Business Skills, plus the new unit, "Contemporary Business Issues". These will be delivered at Perth College UHI. During the second year (S6) pupils will be mainly in the workplace, and this will enable workplace competencies to be developed. Some college attendance is also required in S6.

This qualification is aimed at pupils commencing S5. Students should have the ability to work towards the SCQF level 6 qualification components (the same level as Higher).


A pupil completing the Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills will have achieved a large proportion of the requirements for a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3 and may be able to progress into this type of role. Successful completion of the Foundation Apprenticeship could provide progression to:

 Business related HNCs (SCQF level 7) (for example, HNC Business, HNC Accounting, HNC Administration and Information Technology)
 Business related HNDs (SCQF level 8) with possible progression to a full Honours degree
 Professional qualifications (SCQF level 7 and above)

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills will also give a good insight into other Business-related subjects, which the graduating Foundation Apprentice could pursue, either through a Modern Apprenticeship or academic/vocational studies in:

 Digital Marketing
 Procurement
 Supply Chain Management
 Enterprise

Entry Requirements (entry subject to satisfactory interview)

 National 5 English
 National 4 Maths
 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Powerpoint)


 National 5 Maths or working towards this
 Study of Business Management or Administration

August 2017.