SCQF Level 6
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview
This course is aimed at 6th years looking to complete the course over 1 year.

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.

You will work towards completing a National Progression Award (NPA) in Business Skills (SCQF level 6) by attending college 2 afternoons per week plus a Friday.  Learners  will also 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
  • 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 work placement as part of this course
Entry Requirements
  • Achieved or working towards Higher (A-C) in a relevant subject areas – e.g. English, Business by the end of S6


  • 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
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing assessments
  • Work-based assessment

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be required to attend an interview
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 Opportunities
Employment into many industry sectors, including:
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Public Sector
Number Of Days Per Week
  •  2 afternoons per week (Tuesday and Thursday 1.30- 4:30 pm) 
  • One day work placement  
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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