Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inBusiness Administrator

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 alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation.

Course Content

During the sessions onsite at Loughborough college the Apprentice will gain an insight into Organisational Structures, Markets and environments, Legislation and Regulations, Policies and Procedures, Stakeholders, Finance and Performing Financial Processes, The Supply Chain and Business Processes, Project Management, Managing Change and Decision Making, Problem Solving & Teamwork. If functional skills are required, you will attend relevant classes onsite at Loughborough College.

Off the Job Training Provided

On-programme is the learning phase for Apprentices to apply the academic theory to their own organisations and role, and to capture the skills, knowledge and behaviours developed on the programme and in the workplace. To achieve this, Apprentices need to complete off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their Apprenticeship, this is tracked and monitored through our e-portfolio. This might be achieved through shadowing colleagues, E-learning, internal training and research as well as taught sessions by Loughborough College.

Course Content

Regular formative assessment, development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace and a work-based project. Learning about your own organisation at work. As part of the qualification, Apprentices must complete all units and be competent in a real work environment, in areas such as:

  • Planning & Organisation
  • Project Management
  • IT
  • Record and document production
  • Managing Performance
  • Decision Making
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Quality
  • Own organisation
  • Value of their skills
  • Stakeholders
  • Relevant regulation and policies
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Processes
  • External environmental factors.

Where youcan work

You can work in a range of environments within a Business Administration profession. Existing staff who have hands on experience but desire a Business qualification for further development or new entrants with previous work experience, who want to work in a business environment are eligible for this Apprenticeship.

Key Information

  • Enrolment is roll on roll off all year round, based in the workplace
  • Within the first 15 months additional training is delivered at Loughborough College, one morning (9am-12pm) a week for 12 weeks, dates are subject to enrolment date.

Entry Requirements & Functional Skills

Typically, 4 GCSE’s at Grade 4/C or above, including Level 2 or GCSE C/4 or above in English.

If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) English & Maths they must: -Study for and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 English.

Recommended over 18's and industry experience

Qualification(s) Obtained

  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Business Administrator
  • L2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)

Awarding Organisation

  • End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) of choice is City and Guilds (London/ILM)

Progression Opportunities

  • L3 Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Marketing professional qualification
  • AAT Professional qualification

Get in touch

Speak to one of our business development experts about how we can help you to grow your business.

Call: 01509 515461

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