Our programmes

Who is it for?

Open to all young people aged between 16 and 19, and up to 29 if disabled and/or care experienced.

What will be different?

11 Year Modern Apprenticeship (SVQ)

Entry requirements – None

22 Year Modern Apprenticeship (SVQ & HNC)

Entry requirements – Highers

You will develop your business and administration skills through carrying out real day to day work tasks. You will be integrated into teams across the business where you will play a key role and gain valuable skills. For the two-year apprenticeship programme you will work in several diverse business areas giving you the opportunity to work in a variety of departments:

  1. Customer Support
  2. Logistics
  3. Operations
  4. Events
  5.  Digital development
  6. Accreditation

You will also work closely with a Career Development Mentor to help you identify your career goals and gain the right experience from the programme. 

You will provide administrative support to a business area, and gain practical knowledge and experience in a variety of working environments:

  • Providing administrative support to business areas across SQA e.g. diary management for teams, room bookings, raising and processing purchase orders and invoices, and communicating with other teams and external colleagues;
  • Following SQA's current process and procedures, and contribute to our continuous improvement commitments
  • Providing a high level of customer service, by responding to queries quickly and accurately, and building and maintaining positive customer relationships; and
  • Being a positive ambassador for the Modern Apprenticeship programme at internal and external events.

You will also be responsible for working towards your qualification. Time will be set aside for you to do this, but you will be responsible for completing any assignments you have been given. You will also be assigned an assessor who will assist you with the completion of your SVQ and or HNC.