Business And Administration

SQA Level 5
UHI Orkney

Course details

Course description

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.

Students will study units in the following areas:

Mandatory Units:

  • 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)

Provided by

UHI Orkney

orkney.college@uhi.ac.uk

+44 (0)1856 569000

Provider website

East Road,

Kirkwall

KW15 1LX

Entry requirements

You should be working in a business and administration environment to undertake SVQs in Business and Administration.

Course options

Course details

Part time

Check with the course provider for dates.

Cost: Visit the provider's website for details.

Venue details

UHI Orkney

East Road,

Kirkwall

KW15 1LX

Course details

Work based training

Check with the course provider for dates.

Cost: Visit the provider's website for details.

Venue details

UHI Orkney

East Road,

Kirkwall

KW15 1LX