This Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) will give you the chance to develop the skills and knowledge to enter a career in the many business sectors of today’s economy.

You will learn about the different types of business, and the use of IT in Business and Management, along with practical skills in business environment. This course is a one year programme and provides real life experiences, work placements along with classroom activity, industry talks, and visits.

  • ICT skills
  • Management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management
  • One Year 
  • 2 afternoons per week with work placement being undertaken during school holidays
  • Understanding business
  • Management of people and finance
  • Contemporary business issues
  • Work placement
  • Plan how to manage and improve own performance in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Support other people to work in a business environment
  • Webapps
  • Spreadsheet
  • Word
  • Design and produce documents in a business environment
  • School Transition Form
  • 4 National 5s at grade C or above, one of which must be English
  • You must be capable of working at SCQF Level 6 (Higher) in S5, preferably English, Business, Admin & IT or Maths 
  • An excellent attendance record in school
  • FAs are accepted by colleges and universities as part of their entry requirements. For full details, check out

Fife College will accept achievement of the FA in Business Skills as equivalent to two Highers which will support you to gain entry to:

  • HNC: Administration and Information Technology SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Administration and Information Technology with Events SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Administration and Information Technology with Tourism SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Legal Services SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Business SCQF Level 7
  • Administration assistant
  • Clerical assistant
  • Data entry clerk
  • Filing/recordclerk
  • Junior secretary
  • Officclerk
  • Receptionist