SVQ 5 Business & Administration at SCQF Level 8

SVQ 5 Business & Administration SCQF Level 8

SVQ Level 5 (SCQF level 8) Candidates will normally be managers with responsibility for staff and/or financial or other resources. Mandatory units involve managing and being accountable for own performance and managing work and communication in a business environment.

About this course

This qualification covers areas such as business support services, project management, managing business resources, innovation and change, managing Information and data, customer service and communication.

Cost: £1300

Study Time: 120 Hours

Enrolment Length: 12 Months

Course Format: Workplace Coursework

Entry Requirements: Must be working in a business and administration environment to allow you to undertake the award.

By completing your SVQ 5 in Business & Administration CTC will teach you various skills, practices and procedures in your work environment. Our assessors have years of practice between them in the business & administration sector. This wealth of knowledge gives our learners the best learning experience in the business.


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.


The level 5 SVQ could provide progression to a degree programme with a Higher Education institution.

Job Roles may include:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Senior Secretary
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Administrator (general or sector specific)
  • Events Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Customer Service Manager

Studying an SVQ can also provide the possibility of progression and promotion within the workplace.

There is some overlap of units between the different levels of SVQ Business and Administration — helping candidates to progress to higher-level SVQs as their job role develops or changes.


Currently due to Coronavirus all our candidates are inducted via video call and given access to our online learning platform Learn Assistant. We are exclusively e-portfolio so everything can be completed remotely. Once candidate’s login they’ll have access to course materials, resources and assignments.


Candidates will study 8 units (3 mandatory, 5 optional) and have 12 months to complete. In many instances APL (accredited prior learning) can be applied to reduce the number of units studied and length of study.

Assessment is through performance in the workplace. Most assessment will be based on performance evidence, ie observation (in person, video recordings) and work products generated by the candidate (documents, letters, spreadsheets, travel/accommodation bookings, receipts, e-mail correspondence, database reports, graphic elements, etc). The specific evidence produced will depend on the choice of optional units.

Holistic assessment is encouraged — gathering evidence towards more than one unit in the same assessment occasion.

Content (Group Award Number: GM31 24)

The SVQ 5 SCQF Level 8 in Business & Administration consists of 3 mandatory units and 5 options units.

*It may be possible to tailor units to a specific sector

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CTC is here to support you through the whole of your award. Each candidate is assigned a personal assessor with years of knowledge and experience in the business & administration sector. You are strongly advised to make use of this knowledge and ask questions about your award.

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Meeting Your Training Needs

The training offered will change over different periods of the year and in relation to changes in practice, we need to keep this fresh & up to date.