Business Admin

Modern Apprenticeship SCQF6

If you are new to an office role or an established administrator with increased business requirements then this could be the qualification for you to learn and expand on current skills.

Master Business Administration to Boost Productivity, Efficiency, and Professional Growth

Embark on a Business Administration Apprenticeship and acquire practical, industry-relevant skills that will enhance your job performance. You’ll master essential administrative skills, from effective communication within a business to strategic planning and prioritising, all while focusing on relevant policies and procedures. For employers, investing in this qualification for your staff means cultivating a more skilled, efficient, and motivated workforce. Employees gain valuable skills that directly translate to improved performance and productivity, ultimately benefiting your business. Support your team’s growth and see the positive impact on your organisation’s success.

3 Simple Steps to Get Started

Employer initial consultation to discuss the Apprenticeship role. 

Learner initial assessment to match you with a suitable Apprenticeship.

An ideal fit between Employer and candidate to drive digital transformation. 

Work-Based Learning Delivery Model

Start Dates:

Rolling start dates available


Average 12 Months

Delivery & Training:

Detailed Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are supported by quarterly workshops, 1-1 in person/remote meetings scheduled every 2 weeks. There are no exams, portfolio assessment only. Assessment methods include: observation, case studies, guided discussions, research, Q&A, witness testimony, reflective account writing supported by work based evidence. All evidence is uploaded to our portfolio building software, Trello – an online collaborative technology. This can be accessed by all stakeholders to measure progress, evidence and compliance. 

Progress Reviews:

Every 12 weeks, learner, mentor and assessor attend to review progress, highlights and contextualise development of ILP to meet business goals and learner personal development.

Cost & Funding:


  • Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will pay a contribution to the overall cost.
  • 16-19 year olds are fully funded by SDS, no Employer contribution required.
  • 20+ are subject to eligibility checks and an Employer contribution is required.

Successful Partnerships that speak for themselves

“Nicole was exactly what Kelise needed and she really is a credit to you. We have now had 5 MAs in the business – all within the accounts team – but we are about to get a surveying modern apprentice next month. We’ll keep preaching and hope to convert more people. Laurie has three MAs in her team, including Kelise, and they are fantastic team members.”

Alison Stark B Com (Hons)

Finance Director

“I had a very positive experience with Direct Partners. I would like to thank Nicole for all her help and support throughout the entire course. Very helpful and always there if something is needed. Very pleased overall with the course and the support received.

Jasmina Orsos

Business Administration Apprentice

Pop in a few details and we will get back to you…

Contact form