No formal qualifications are required to undertake this work-based qualification. Candidates must be employed in a suitable post with access to administrative duties. The apprenticeship can be started at any time.
Comprising three mandatory units:
• Plan how to manage and improve own performance in a business environment • Review and maintain work in a business environment • Communicate in a business environment
5 optional units can be chosen from a list of units reflecting a range of administrative roles. Advice on these will be given by D&A workplace assessor.
Each apprentice undertaking an MA at Level 3 is required to achieve the following Qualification
• Business and Administration SVQ 3 GA41 23 (SQA)
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following core skills for award:
• Communication SCQF 4 • Working with Others SCQF 5 • Problem Solving SCQF 5 • Information Communication Technology SCQF 4 • Numeracy SCQF 4
A minimum of one separately certificated outcome is required:
• Another optional unit from the SVQ3 in Business & Administration • A unit from the Accounting, Customer Service, Finance, IT User and Team Leading SVQs at Level 2 or above • A unit from any other relevant SVQs at Level 2 or above agreed in writing by the Training Provider and the CFA • One Core Skill at a higher level • Relevant short courses at a suitable level • A unit from PC Passport, basic or advanced ECDL or part ECDL(three or more modules) • Employer-devised training programmes (endorsed by CFA) • A unit or module from a relevant professional qualification
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.