Course Details

This apprenticeship is designed for those people whose primary work activity is in the field of Business and Administration, or wanting to work in this area. This apprenticeship is aimed at Office Managers, Programme Managers, Executive Assistants to name but a few. By the end of this apprenticeship you will have industry recognised qualifications as well as business related knowledge, skills experience and competencies, helping to pave the way onto the next step of your career journey. The duration of this apprenticeship is 18-24 months.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements; although it is expected that you will already have GCSE at Level C or above or equivalent qualifications in both Maths and English. You will be invited to an interview to determine whether the apprenticeship standard is appropriate for your job role.

Career options

ILM Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager.

Higher (Level 4) Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Five highlights

  • 1 OfSTED - Outstanding, for Work Based Learning qualifications.
  • 2 Competence based qualifications.
  • 3 Flexible start dates and mainly delivered in the work place.
  • 4 Qualification recognised in all occupations and sectors of employment.
  • 5 Qualification tailored to meet your individual learning needs.

Key Points

  • Workplace Delivery
  • Flexible start date
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma & BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration

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Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS544WMMA Workplace Delivery Flexible Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration; BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration; and Employee Rights and Responsibilities. For the NVQ Diploma (which is a combined knowledge and competency qualification), you will be expected to cover a range of units for which you will need to provide work-based evidence. To achieve this qualification, you will need to acquire minimum of 57 credits from the following Mandatory Units and a selection of Optional Units which are tailored to your job role: Mandatory Units: Unit 1 Resolve Administrative Problems; Unit 2 Manage the Work of an Administrative Function; Unit 3 Communicate in a Business Environment; Unit 4 Manage Personal and Professional Development. Your assessor and your line manager will help you decide which Optional Units best fit your job role. For the Diploma, you will need to complete the following units: Unit 1 Business Administration Systems; Unit 2 Communicating in a Business; Unit 3 Managing Self Development; Unit 8 Managing Information and Knowledge; Unit 9 Understand How to Manage Work Activities to Improve Business Performance.

How will I be taught?

You will need to attend weekly workshops (during term time, for the duration of your course). You will be allocated an individual assessor, who will assess you one to one in your workplace. With all of our apprenticeship programmes we will work with you and your employer to document the 20% off the job training that is a requirement of the qualification. You will also be allocated a Student Tutor who will support your development and who will be one of the main points of contacts for the employe

How will I be assessed?

For both NVQ Diploma and Diploma, you will be assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence using an e-portfolio platform in the first instance or a traditional portfolio, under the guidance of your occupationally competent assessor.

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