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Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 - Standard - 2019:20

Location:  Guildford College
Course Code:  OS05WP1A001P
Year:  2019:20
Attendance:  The course is fundamentally work based. However, Apprentices may need to attend College to sit Functional Skills (English and Maths) exams.
FT/PT:  Part-Time
Level: 3
Fees (Levy): £ 5000 (Levy paying Employers)
Fees (Non-Levy): £ 250 (Non Levy Paying Employers with 50+ Employees OR any Employer recruiting 19+ yrs Apprentices)
Fees (SME): £ 0 (SME Employers with less than 50 Employees, recruiting 16-18yrs Apprentices)
Other Fees: Advanced Apprenticeships may have additional individual costs, we recommend you check with the college.
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Subject Area

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Content / Overview

The Apprenticeship is a period of learning, development and continuous assessment, managed by the College and employer. The learning will be built around competencies and skills as set out in the standard. The knowledge, skills and behaviours that will be developed during the on-programme learning will include:


  • The Apprentice’s organisation
  • Value of their skills
  • Stakeholders
  • Relevant regulation
  • Business fundamentals
  • Processes
  • External environment factors


  • IT
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management


  • Professionalism
  • Personal qualities
  • Managing performance
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility

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/trainers are experts within their field, with many years’ experience within industry.

Suitable For

Business Administrators working in small or large businesses and could be working in the public sector, private sector or charitable sector.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

You must be working in a Business Administrator role and be interested in developing your skills. As a guideline Level 3 Business Administrator Apprentices must have GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or equivalent.

Delivery Method

Training is delivered in the workplace and an assessor will monitor your progress and conduct assessments in the workplace.


The apprentices’ journey begins with a period of learning, development and continuous assessment which covers the full range of knowledge, skills, behaviours required for Business Administration. Training is delivered in the workplace and the apprentice works towards the final stage of end-point assessment made up of the following assessment methods:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project/improvement presentation

The end-point assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way.

Further Study

Apprentices may progress to higher level Apprenticeships. Alternatively they may choose to move onto further education to undertake marketing, social research or other qualifications.


The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.

Additional Information

Apprentices must complete 20% off the job training. This is 20% of their working hours. Employers must be willing to support this. Gateway - The employer and provider are required to sign-off the apprentice as ready to move on to end-point assessment.


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