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Content / Overview
The Business Administration apprenticeships are designed to provide work-based training, development and new learning opportunities, to develop your knowledge and skills within the workplace. Every business needs effective administration and that need remains whatever else changes in terms of new products and services, new technologies and new organisational structures.
Please note, this apprenticeship is correct at time of publishing, but may be subject to change due to impending government reforms
Why Study Here
Learning is based on real-life work scenarios from within your own employment and evidence to support achievement of criteria taken from these scenarios. Our work-based assessors are experts within their field with many years experience within industry.
Apprenticeships are designed for anyone aged 16 or over. You need to be employed in the industry and be committed to training for 1 -2 years.
Application followed by individual interview
You must be working in a business administration role and be interested in developing your skills. Alternatively, we have a number of vacancies available every week and are able to help you find an employer.
Intermediate apprentices must have GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 3 (grade D) or above, or equivalent.
Training is delivered in the workplace and an assessor will monitor your progress and conduct assessments in the workplace.
You will be observed and assessed in the workplace. Regular review meetings will take place with you, your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification. Evidence in the form of photographs, videos, witness statements, assignments etc. are uploaded on to an electronic e-portfolio which can be accessed by the Assessor to monitor progress. Assessment for functional skills will take the form of written and on-line tests.
Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or other level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships such as Sales & Telesales or Management. Alternatively they may choose to move onto further education to undertake marketing, social research or other qualifications. With additional training, apprentices may be able to progress in their careers into supervisory and managerial roles.
All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentices competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework. Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ITC.
The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate.
Apprenticeships are work-based learning qualifications. Apprenticeships include a combination of the following elements:
A work-based competency qualification such as an NVQ
A technical qualification relevant to the specific Apprenticeship
Functional Skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT or equivalent as appropriate
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
On-the-job and off-the-job training