FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP IN BUSINESS SKILLS (SCP)
SCQF Level 6
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview
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THIS COURSE IS SPECIFICALLY FOR SENIOR PHASE SCHOOL PUPILS WHILE STILL AT SCHOOL

This is a 2 year course. In year 1 pupils will complete a National Progression Award in Business with Information Technology (SCQF level 6) attending college 2 afternoons per week.  In year 2 pupils will typically spend around 10 hour per week attending college and on an extended placement with an employer to complete their qualification in the workplace.
What You Will Learn
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Activities in S5:
  • NPA in college 
  • Contemporary business issues unit in College 
  • Site visits to employers
  • Workplace component
  • Student event (live)
Activities in S6:
  • Extended work placement of 1 day per week (16-20weeks)
  • NPA in college 
  • Real work projects
  • Team-working
  • Interview/career planning support
  • Final Assessment of SVQ units
Placement Information
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  • Extended work placement of 1 day per week (16-20weeks)
Entry Requirements
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  • Applicants should have achieved or are working towards National 5s, preferably in Maths and English.
  • A good level of written and spoken English.
  • A good level of numeracy skills.
  • Applicants must have an interest in a career in the Financial Services Sector.
  • If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at college.
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Continuous work place observation and assessment
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • MA in Business Administration @SCQF Level 6
  • HNC/D Business @SCQF Level 7 and 8
  • HND Business Management @SCQF Level 8
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • Twice Weekly, Tuesday and Thursday 1.15-4.30
  • In year 1 a workplace component
  • In the second year an extended work placement of 1 day per week for 16-20 weeks
Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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Benefits for pupils
- Achieve additional accredited vocational qualification to boost         CV/College/UCAS applications
- Enhanced employability through industry relevant work experience
- Foundation Apprenticeships count as 1 of the school column           choices
- Provide a head start for employment, further study or progression   to a Modern Apprenticeship
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