SVQ 3 Business & Administration at SCQF Level 6

SVQ 3 Business & Administration SCQF Level 6

SVQ Level 3 (SCQF level 6) Candidates are expected to have a broad range of activities with significant complexity, responsibility and autonomy, often in a supervisory or team-leading role. Mandatory units cover managing workload, communicating and planning, and improving own performance in a business environment.

About this course

This qualification covers areas such as work responsibilities, document production and design, managing events, customer service, managing business resources, and managing information and data.

Cost: £1050

Study Time: 90 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 3 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.


Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

Are you eligible?

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed, earning less than £22,000 per year and looking to progress in or change your job
  • Resident in Scotland

To apply for ITA funding please visit the link below. Once you have selected the course you will receive an email from us for further instruction.


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 3 SVQ could provide progression to:

Job Roles may include:

  • Personal assistant
  • Senior Secretary
  • Project Assistant
  • Office Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Office Manager
  • Administrator (general or sector specific)
  • Business Support/Development Officer
  • Events Supervisor
  • Finance Advisor
  • Customer Service Supervisor

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: GK6Y 23)

The SVQ 3 SCQF Level 6 in Business & Administration consists of 3 mandatory units and 5 options units

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

To view all units included in this course please visit -


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.

How to apply?

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. This is a work-based qualification, so candidates should be in a job role which allows them to provide the required evidence in a working environment.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in and/or knowledge of the subject would be an advantage, particularly at SCQF levels 6 and 8.

To apply for your SVQ with CTC you must complete our application form which can be found here. Once you have completed this please email it to and one of team members will be in touch with you in due course.

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.