What is special about this course?
SVQs are available to people who are in employment in business and administration and also in management. They are an exciting way to gain skills and qualifications without having to study full time.
These courses give you the opportunity to develop expertise and knowledge through on-the-job assessment, as well as gaining vital skills such as team work and problem solving by working through the various units and demonstrating competence in relation to the performance criteria.
With the right combination of theory and practice, these awards help students to put their career on track and gain a nationally recognised qualification. You are required to build an e-portfolio within your workplace by gathering a range of relevant evidence such as: work products, personal statements, witness testimonies from line managers, and professional discussions with assessors and line managers.
You should be working in a business and administration environment to undertake SVQs in Business and Administration.
Students will study units in the following areas:
- Agree to manage and improve own performance in a business environment.
- Undertake work in a business environment.
- Prepare to communicate in a business environment.
Optional units may include;
- Produce documents in a business environment.
- Use a diary system.
- Use office equipment.
- Meet and greet visitors.
- Plan to solve business problems.
(5 optional units will be chosen based on own work areas and responsibilities)
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Work based
Participant’s will study part-time within their workplace and have one-to-one meetings with college assessors at Orkney College UHI.
How long will my course last?
Length can between 6 months to 1 year
Participants will study part time within their own work place and 1 morning per week at Orkney College UHi with support from an Orkney College UHI assessor.
Where can I study my course?
September or January
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
Is there more information available online?
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