Business Administration Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

There are start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year. Please apply and our apprenticeship team will be in contact with you to discuss.

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About this apprenticeship

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses in a range of sectors. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services.

This Business Administration advanced apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in working in Business and Administration. The advanced apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to learn advanced business skills such as planning and organising events, designing and producing business literature and other tasks with greater responsibility.

Business administration is an important support role within any business or organisation and, with more experience, is an excellent starting point to progress onto team leading and management roles.

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What you will learn

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

As a business and administration advanced apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer but could include how to:

  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Plan and organise meetings
  • Create proposals
  • Perform financial processes
  • Record and analyse data
  • Maintain records and files
  • Handle confidential information in compliance with the organisation’s procedures
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to be completing work based learning with an employer and paid a wage. 

You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.

The assessor will visit the you once a month at your place of work to discuss your progress. The assessor will liaise with you and your line manger to ensure that this is a convenient time.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but each employer might state their own requirements.

If you have not done so already, you will be required to have completed your exams in level 2 English and maths prior to the completion of your apprenticeship.

To start an apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. If you already have an employer please contact us. If not don't worry you can see our current apprenticeship vacancies which is regularly updated.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 18 months
  • Campus:
What next?

The business administration apprenticeship can be a pathway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles. You could progress to Level 4 or level 5 qualifications if your role is applicable. You could potentially complete a team leading qualification, dependent on your future role in the work place. 

Additional information

Information for Employers

Each apprenticeship needs to include 20% off-the-job training. This must amount to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted employment hours across the whole apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is learning undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship.

End Point Assessment
Each apprentice will need an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. It measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.

The EPA consist of:

1. Knowledge test - a 60 question, 50 minute multiple choice on-line exam covering the syllabus that they have been taught in their weekly lessons (this is held on a different date to the parts 2 & 3);

2. Portfolio interview - 25 of the best pages from the portfolio of work are selected by the apprentice and assessor to be uploaded to the C&G portal 2 weeks before the EPA date.  The apprentice is allowed their portfolio with them and will be asked questions by a C&G assessor for up to 45 minutes (over the internet not in person);

3. Project presentation - during the year the apprentice has to lead a project.  A 2,000-5,000 word report is completed on the project and uploaded to the C&G portal 2 weeks before the EPA date.  The apprentice then has to give a 10-15 minute presentation using PowerPoint or Prezzi about their project which is followed by 10-15 minutes of questions from the C&G assessor.  The presentation follows the Portfolio interview after a short break of about 10 minutes.

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