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west lothian college


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)


Please note: This course is now full and applications may lead to a reserve list place being offered

The Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Business Administration at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work.

Start Date:  Flexible
Days of Week: Flexible
Time: N/A
Duration: 1 Year   
Cost: £800

These qualifications have been designed in partnership with industry and SQA to ensure relevance to the sector.

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

You can read more about the enrolment process here



  • What the course includes

    To attain the qualification candidates must complete 8 Units in total. This comprises:

    • 3 Mandatory Units
    • 5 Optional Units

Why choose this course?

As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.
You will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with you on an individual basis. This assessor will support you build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your knowledge and competence in this sector.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be in a work place where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of six months experience in this sector is required.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Preparation for FE

    Where it leads

    SVQ’s in Business Administration could provide progression to higher-level SVQs as their job role develops or changes.


    The level 5 and 6 SVQs could provide progression to:

    • HNC/HND in Administration and IT, Business or other related area
    • PDA in a Business related subject

Interview Arrangements

Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at or by calling 01506 427538

Fees, Finance and Funding

PFG funding is available for this course. Find out more by visiting our student funding page

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.