Business Administration

 

Overview

This Apprenticeship is about playing an important support role within a business or organisation.

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly – 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business, so they do a crucial job.

The term ‘administration’ covers roles that involve organising people and resources, including, executive assistants, secretaries, administration assistants, data entry clerks and office juniors. Without them, information would be hard to find, meetings would be missed and businesses would be less productive.

As a business and administration apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It’s likely that you’ll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be typing up board meeting documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, sending the daily post, or faxing and photocopying confidential documents. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

One of the great things about business and administration is that you can work almost anywhere.

With your transferable skills, you could be working in a record company or a charity. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience.

Qualifications

Foundation Apprenticeship
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Essential Communication Skills (Level 1)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (Level 1)
  • Essential Digital Literacy Skills (Level 1)
Apprenticeship
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Essential Communication Skills (Level 2)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (Level 2)
  • Essential Digital Literacy Skills (Level 2)
Higher Apprenticeship
  • NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Essential Communication Skills (Level 2)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (Level 2)
  • Essential Digital Literacy Skills (Level 2)
  • Diploma in Business Administration (Technical Certificate)

If you have already achieved Essential Skills or have GCSEs A – C in Maths, English or IT; you won’t have to undertake them again as part of the qualification. (Certificates will need to be provided as proof.)

Training Duration

  • Foundation Apprenticeship – minimum 52 weeks
  • Apprenticeship – minimum 64 weeks
  • Higher Apprenticeship – minimum 72 weeks

 

You must be employed for a minimum of 16 hours to undertake an apprenticeship. You make an agreement with us to complete your apprenticeship, and in return, you’ll get regular support from your Assessor.