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Business and Administration

MA Level 2 in Business and Administration
Entry requirements
Candidates must be employed in a suitable post with access to administrative duties. The apprenticeship can be started at any time.
Course content
This course consists of 3 mandatory units:
  • Agree how to manage and improve own performance in a business environment
  • Undertake work in a business environment
  • Prepare to communicate in a business environment
5 optional units can be chosen from an extensive list of units reflecting the wide range of administrative job roles.

Advice on these will be given by D&A workplace assessor.

More information on the MA Business and Administration Framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website.
Qualifications achieved
Each apprentice undertaking an MA at Level 2 is required to achieve the following qualification: Business and Administration SVQ 2 GK6X 22 (SQA)
Core skills
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following core skills for award:
  • Communication SCQF 3
  • Working with Others SCQF 4
  • Problem Solving SCQF 4
  • Information Communication Technology SCQF 3
  • Numeracy SCQF 3

Candidates are to undertake at least one additional separately certificated outcome chosen from the list provided by the CFA which may include:

• Another optional unit from SVQ 2 or SVQ 3 in Business & Administration
• A unit from the Accounting, Customer Service, Finance and IT User SVQs at Level 2 or above
• A unit from any other relevant SVQ at Level 2 or above agreed in writing by the Training Provider and the CFA
• One core skill at higher level than specified in the framework
• Relevant short courses at a suitable level with a minimum of 10 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
• A unit from PC Passport, basic or advanced ECDL or part ECDL (three or more modules)
• Employer-devised training programmes (endorsed by CFA)


The programmes should take 1 year to complete. Candidates will be work based and are reviewed by an assessor every 10-13 weeks throughout the duration of the programme.

Future prospects

Progression to MA at Level 3.

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