NPA Enterprise and Employability SCQF level 3,4,5 & 6

NPA Enterprise and Employability SCQF level 3,4,5 & 6

This National Progression Award (NPA) in Enterprise and Employability equips candidates with relevant and transferable skills which can be used in any employment setting, including self-employment.

It develops practical, technical and transferable skills such as creativity, oral, written and evaluation abilities, resource management and organisational skills. It offers a wide range of optional units to enable centres to meet local needs, provides bite-sized chunks of learning that are straightforward for centres to adopt and for learners to study, enables employees to gain new skills quickly and cost effectively and provides centres with opportunities to work in partnership with employers/other centres.

This qualification is available through schools and colleges.

Qualification structure

SCQF level: 3

Group award code: GT5J 43 (12 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of two mandatory units (6 SCQF credit points) and one optional unit (6 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 43, J614 43

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

 

SCQF level: 4

Group award code: G976 44 (24 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of one mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and three optional units (18 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 44

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

 

SCQF level: 5

Group award code: G9AH 45 (24 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of one mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and three optional units (18 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 45

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

 

SCQF level: 6

Group award code: GT5K 46 (24 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of one mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and three optional units (18 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 46

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

Unit search

Apprenticeship

Unit title SCQF 3 SCQF 4 SCQF 5 SCQF 6
Core Skills: Communication F425 04 F426 04 F427 04 F428 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F429 04 F42A 04 F42B 04 F42C 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42D 04 F42E 04 F42F 04 F42G 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42H 04 F42J 04 F42K 04 F42L 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42M 04 F42N 04 F42P 04 F42R 04

 

How to assess

Assessment is through a range of practical activities, candidate folios, self-evaluation, planning and review.

Assessment Support Packs and NABs can be downloaded from SQA’s secure website.

Deliver this qualification

Resources

SQA Partnerships

Micro-Tyco

WildHearts Micro-Tyco  inspires an entrepreneurial environment that fosters creative thinking, resourcefulness and team work as well as helping pupils to develop financial literacy, communication, leadership, project management and networking skills.

Social Enterprise Academy

Social Enterprise Academy  is an organisation that encourages the set-up and delivery of sustainable social enterprise in Scotland. It works across Scotland in schools, colleges and communities to develop greater understanding of enterprise and to create a lasting legacy from the enterprise projects created.

Young Enterprise Scotland

Young Enterprise Scotland's Tenner Challenge helps provides an interactive way for learners to develop employability skills and make as much profit as possible from £10.

Micro-Tyco Social Enterprise Academy 

Why study this qualification

This NPA may appeal to a wide range of candidates of varying ages and abilities, including:

  • S3 and S4 pupils who may take it as part of the school’s vocational programme
  • pre-vocational pupils planning to leave at the end of S4 or winter of S5
  • anyone looking to improve their employability and entrepreneurial skills
  • anyone looking to re-enter the job market or broaden their skills and competences
  • trainees of national programmes, preparing them to enter the workforce, such as the Get Ready for Work and the Training for Work programmes

Further education establishments may also consider using some or all of the units within full- or part-time college programmes.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

Candidates who achieve the NPA:

  • increase their employment opportunities due to improved work-related skills and qualities
  • acquire knowledge and skills essential for self-employment
  • improve career progression prospects if they are already in employment

In addition, candidates may progress to:

  • SCQF level 3 to level 4
  • SCQF level 5 from level 4
  • SCQF level 5 or level 6
  • further vocational courses such as Skills for Work
  • business related awards at SCQF levels 5 and 6

Qualification structure

SCQF level: 3

Group award code: GT5J 43 (12 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of two mandatory units (6 SCQF credit points) and one optional unit (6 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 43, J614 43

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

 

SCQF level: 4

Group award code: G976 44 (24 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of one mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and three optional units (18 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 44

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

 

SCQF level: 5

Group award code: G9AH 45 (24 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of one mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and three optional units (18 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 45

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

 

SCQF level: 6

Group award code: GT5K 46 (24 SCQF credit points) 

This National Progression Award consists of one mandatory unit (6 SCQF credit points) and three optional units (18 SCQF credit points). 

Mandatory units include: Personal Development: Self and Work H18P 46

See the group award specification (428 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units. 

Unit search

Resources

SQA Partnerships

Micro-Tyco

WildHearts Micro-Tyco  inspires an entrepreneurial environment that fosters creative thinking, resourcefulness and team work as well as helping pupils to develop financial literacy, communication, leadership, project management and networking skills.

Social Enterprise Academy

Social Enterprise Academy  is an organisation that encourages the set-up and delivery of sustainable social enterprise in Scotland. It works across Scotland in schools, colleges and communities to develop greater understanding of enterprise and to create a lasting legacy from the enterprise projects created.

Young Enterprise Scotland

Young Enterprise Scotland's Tenner Challenge helps provides an interactive way for learners to develop employability skills and make as much profit as possible from £10.

Micro-Tyco Social Enterprise Academy