Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills
All Ayrshire Schools
This is a course for school pupils
Tuesday 9am to 4pm plus a work placement of one day per week
Duration: 1 year
From 10 Jun 2019
Every type of business and organisation needs people with business administration and IT skills to help it run efficiently. This ranges from small specialist firms to large national companies and government organisations like local councils. If you invest in some good business and IT skills now, you could have a great future ahead!
You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills as one of your school subject choices. The course takes 1 year to complete, in S5 or S6.
You’ll spend part of your week at college and also go out on work experience. And don’t worry about getting to and from college/employer – all your transport will be organised and paid for too.
This course lets you find out what a career in business would really be like - and if it’s right for you.
NPA in Business Skills will cover the following topics:
You’ll complete the units of your SVQ in Business and Administration mainly in the workplace, as part of your placement. You’ll learn how to:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferrable skills are necessary for working in a range of other related jobs.
For a place on this course, you’ll need:
The NPA Units are assessed in college and the SVQ units are assessed in the work placement. These assessments are practical – you’ll carry out tasks and your assessor will observe you and say when you have shown that you can do them out correctly. You’ll also keep a logbook. Your Assessor will visit you regularly to make sure you’re doing well and on track with your tasks.
You may progress to: