SQA: The Best After O/Ls Qualification You Can Get
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an independent body that regulates Scottish schools. This qualification which was introduced in 1997, has been designed to bridge the gap between A/L students and university undergraduates by enabling students to pursue a degree foundation soon after O/Ls. It is considered to be one of the best qualifications you can get if you want to lay a solid foundation for your career path. It is an extremely useful qualification that will help you get into university, get a job soon after O/Ls, and advance your career trajectory efficiently.
And the best part? You can start working for an SQA from an age as young as 16! What exactly is SQA? SQA is an organization that sits at the heart of Scotland's world-renowned education system with over 25 years of experience in developing qualifications and qualification systems, including those for post-ordinary level learners. This qualification gives you a universally accepted foundation for your degree and is offered in Kandy by the Imperial College of Business Studies to give you an alternative option to pursue an HND-level qualification after O/Ls.
Who can do this course?
SQA Level 6 Qualification - International Foundation Certificate in Business
Simple. The course is designed for those who have completed their O/Ls, and if you want to get your qualification before you finish your school studies, this is the best way of doing it.
However, It is not exclusive to after o/l students. Anyone who is considering a change in career trajectory, a shift in career paths, or even considering quitting A/Ls can sign up for an SQA qualification.
If you're looking for the best after O/Ls qualification that you can get, then look no further than SQA Level 6 qualification. This course will help you to develop your skills in business administration, finance and marketing which is perfect for anyone who wants a career in business.
It's ideal for students who want to enter the workforce straight after school or college and are looking for an entry-level position within their chosen field of study. It's also useful if you already have an idea of what type of job or career path you would like to pursue but aren't sure where exactly it should begin!
What are the subjects offered and what kind of jobs could I get after this course? In this course, we will be covering all the important topics to get your certificate. It’s a short, 8-month course and it won’t take long to complete. During the 8 months, you will be exposed to extremely valid and updated course material that will help you succeed long-term in a modern business setting.
Your future in business depends on how well you have developed your skills. Furthermore, the skills developed through this course can be applicable and relevant for multiple fields, not just business. At SQA Level 6, we teach you to study skills for business, business maths, and communication skills for business and introduce things like marketing and consumer behaviour. You'll also learn international relations to aid in building the future of your business.
After the completion of this course, you can apply for jobs in any sector that requires O/Ls qualification including banking and finance; retail; hospitality management; manufacturing industry etc. It all depends on your interests and skill set.
The SQA Level 6 Qualification will bridge the gap between the years spent doing A/Ls before a degree.
This can be particularly useful if you don't have much time to study and want to start your undergraduate course straight after an O/L qualification.
It's also possible to take part in this qualification alongside your undergraduate course, meaning you could complete the foundation programme parallel to your first 8 months and save precious time alongside it. Can I start my degree before or after completing SQA? You can start your degree before or after completing SQA. If you want to start your degree during the year in which you pass your SQA exams, then this is fine. You may also choose to take both qualifications at different times if they are relevant to each other (e.g., one qualification may be required for entry into a particular course).
How long will it take to complete? The SQA Level 6 Qualification takes 8 months to complete, upon which you will receive the International Foundation Certificate in Business.
You can start your degree in parallel or after the foundation. Upon completion of the SQA, you can transfer to another country for your degree or proceed to sign up for an Honours Degree in International Business and Finance with us at ICBS - Kandy!
Why should you pick ICBS, Kandy? ICBS, Kandy is the best place to study SQA because of the quality of the teachers and the facilities. It offers courses that are up-to-date with modern technology. The curriculum is also very clear, so you can easily understand it.
Our institution has a very good reputation among students who want to pursue a business-related course or any other professional course in Kandy as well as Sri Lanka. Furthermore, as soon as you finish this qualification, multiple options are available to pursue within our institution itself for an Honours Degree in International Business, CIMA, ACCA and many more!
You can learn and earn, well before turning 18!
If you recently sat for your Ordinary Level (O/L) exams, it is important to know that there are alternative ways to start your career path rather than the three years spent doing Advanced Levels (A/Ls.) However, this does not mean that you should discard doing A/Ls either. The SQA qualification can be pursued soon after O/Ls, and even during or after completing A/Ls.
Contact us today to sign up for this gap-bridging qualification which provides students with the opportunity to specialize in business-related skills and knowledge at a young age. It is the best foundation you can have when looking for jobs, developing your career, and starting to provide for your family.