About this programme

Our Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship delivers high quality training and assessment designed to develop learners into a valued members of your team.

The programme gives learners the qualifications, skills and practical experience to take on a range of administration based roles.

What’s included?

On successful completion of the programme the following qualifications are gained:

  • Modern Apprenticeship including SQA, SVQ in Business and Administration at SCQF level 6

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What's covered in the learning?

To ensure your apprentice develops relevant skills for your workplace, our Business Advanced Modern Apprenticeship teaches them to master the processes and practices used by successful businesses including:

  • Essential communication skills, including understanding business writing and email etiquette
  • Data entry, reporting and analysing business data
  • Basic finance and budget management skills
  • Planning, running and documenting meetings
  • Managing customer facing operations, including providing service and support

Leading to empowering roles like:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Front of House/Reception
  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Administration Assistant
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This is a work-based apprenticeship, and the majority of apprentice’s learning will be completed in the workplace.

The depth and breadth of high-quality training units included in our programme ensures your apprentices provide a great return on investment. With a QA apprentice you have the opportunity to grow your own talent – taking bright, enthusiastic young people from your local area and training them in the specific skills your business needs – whilst they become loyal, valuable employees.

Designed to meet the needs of employers and school leavers, our Business Advanced Modern Apprenticeship fully prepares apprentices for a career in business administration.

As part of their programme apprentices will complete:

10 – 12 months duration. Assessor contact every 5 weeks, rotating between remote and face to face visits to support work based learning and assignments.

Mandatory Units

  • Plan how to manage and improve on own performance in a business environment
  • Review and maintain work in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment

Level 6 (suggested)

  • Use office equipment
  • Support other people to work in a business environment
  • Design and produce documents in a business environment
  • Analyse and report data
  • Solve business problems

Plus one optional unit

  • Plan and organise meetings
  • Supervise an office facility
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Manage budgets
  • Organise and coordinate events

For more information download the handout

NOTE: this programme is available in Scotland. Based in England? Click here

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Why choose QA

Frequently asked questions

How can I create an account on myQA.com?

There are a number of ways to create an account. If you are a self-funder, simply select the "Create account" option on the login page.

If you have been booked onto a course by your company, you will receive a confirmation email. From this email, select "Sign into myQA" and you will be taken to the "Create account" page. Complete all of the details and select "Create account".

If you have the booking number you can also go here and select the "I have a booking number" option. Enter the booking reference and your surname. If the details match, you will be taken to the "Create account" page from where you can enter your details and confirm your account.

Find more answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs: Bookings & Cancellations page.

How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

We use the WebEx video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book, check that you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting (more details in the link below) to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

Learn more about our Virtual Classrooms.

How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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