Course Details

This apprenticeship is designed for people who already have experience of office-based skills and wish to specialise in carrying out and managing Business and Administration operations and functions; perhaps in, or preparing for a line management role. Apprentices can choose from a bank of Optional Units which show their ability to negotiate, supervise, manage and contribute to the running of an office. 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 4 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

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard. Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard. Team Leading Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard. Higher (Level 4) Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4 Standard.

196 - Business Administrator L3 Standard

Five highlights

  • 1 OfSTED - Outstanding, for Work Based Learning qualifications.
  • 2 Standards designed by employers for employers.
  • 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 BTEC Level 3 in Business Administration


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Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS719WMMA Workplace Delivery 24 Months Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration; and Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. For the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (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 58 credits from the following Mandatory Units and a selection of Optional Units which are tailored to your job role: Mandatory Units: Unit 1 Communicate in a Business environment; Unit 2 Manage Personal and Professional Development; Unit 3 Principles of Business Communication and Information; Unit 4 Principles of Administration; Unit 5 Principles of Business. Your assessor and your line manager will help you decide which Optional Units best fit your job role.

How will I be taught?

You will need to attend one workshop per month (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 an Apprentice Coach who will support your development and who will be one of the main points of contacts for the employer for an

How will I be assessed?

For your Diploma, you will be assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence using an e-portfolio platform, under the guidance of your occupationally competent assessor. For the Functional Skills, you will be assessed through exams and a Speaking & Listening portfolio of evidence.

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