Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3

What is special about this course?

This course is designed for those employed within a business related environment, and is for people at various levels within business organisations, and therefore appropriate to many job roles from junior administrators through to office managers.

The SVQ is based on National Occupational Standards developed by the sector skills body for this occupational area, the Council for Administration.  The course is delivered through a mixture of assessor visits to the workplace, college attendance the production of a portfolio of evidence. 

Entry requirements

Candidates need to be employed in an office based enironment.

Candidates must be working at a level where they can make routine decisions and participate in, and make recommendations, in developing basic procedures/processes. 

To obtain the full qualification you must achieve 8 units: 3 mandatory units and 5 optional units plus enhancements.

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

Optional Units from within groupings

  • Work responsibilities
  • Project management
  • Document production
  • Events and meetings
  • Customer service
  • Communications
  • Manage information and data
  • Business resources
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Specialised business support services - Human Resources

How will I study my course?

  • Work based
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

18 Months

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout each unit.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Progression onto HNC Administration/Busines or relevant PDAs

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3

Applications to be made by employers through the Business Solutions Team at Inverness College UHI. The Team can also be contacted for further course information on 01463 273666.

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