You could go in straight from school, usually with 3 subjects at National 4 or 5 including English and Maths.
In other cases, you could take a full time course at college. Relevant courses include a National Certificate (NC), National Qualification (NQ), Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in administration or business before applying for a job.
There are often no formal entry requirements for an NQ or NC but some colleges may ask for 3-4 subjects at National 4 or 5.
Entry requirements for an HNC or HND are 1-2 Highers plus some subjects at National 4 or 5.
You could enter through the Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeship (FA), which you can start in S5 and study at school and college. Entry requirements vary between colleges, but you usually need 3 subjects at National 5 including English and Maths.
SkillsCFA is a registered charity promoting skills and qualifications in the workplace. Its work also involves apprenticeships and training programmes across the UK for a whole range of business skills.
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