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Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3

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An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.

The Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship has a typical duration of 12-18 months where 80% of this will be focusing on your job role and 20% will be focussed on completing off the job training. You will be focussing on the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the Business Administrator Standards, whilst working independently and as part of a team in an organisation. You will be involved in developing, implementing and improving administrative services.

Course Overview

Topics of study on this course include:


  • Professionalism

  • Personal Qualities

  • Managing Performance

  • Adaptability

  • Responsibility


  • IT

  • Record & Document Production

  • Decision Making

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communications

  • Quality

  • Planning & Organisation

  • Project Management


  • Your Organisation

  • Value of Business Admin Skills

  • Stakeholders

  • External Environment Factors

  • Relevant Regulation

  • Policies

  • Business Fundamentals

  • Processes

Apprentices will also have the opportunity to attend the College’s Skills Academy sessions which address a range of topics such as: Social Media Marketing, Communication Skills, Influencing & Negotiating, Networking and Resilience.

This Apprenticeship will be assessed at End Point Assessment (EPA) using a portfolio interview, online multiple choice test and project presentation to determine the apprentice’s final grade.

Online multiple choice test - 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes under invigilation conditions. The assessment should typically be passed before the apprentice progresses to the interview and presentation. This accounts for 20% of the final mark.

Project Presentation - The apprentice delivers a presentation to the independent end-point assessor on a project they‘ve completed or a process they have improved. The presentation is 10-15 minutes with a further 10-15 minutes for questions and answers. The project should be completed from the ninth month of the Apprenticeship and before EPA. This accounts for 40% of the final mark.

Portfolio interview -The 30-45 minute interview assesses the apprentice’s competence, self-reflection, judgement and understanding of the entire Apprenticeship. The portfolio provides a structure for this conversation and should be submitted to the EPA organisation two weeks prior to interview. This accounts for 40% of the final mark.

On completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised qualification as a Level 3 standard Business Administrator.

For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Progression Routes

On completion of this course apprentices are able to progress within their job role and undertake further training or move onto higher education.

There are a variety of exciting roles available in Administration such as:

  • Admin Assistant

  • Auditor

  • Accounting Technician

  • Bookkeeper

  • Data Entry Clerk

  • Finance Officer

  • Receptionist

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this Apprenticeship you must:

  • Show enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Enjoy working with other people

  • Show a commitment to study

  • Have good interpersonal skills

  • Have good communication skills

You must also have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including English and Maths, or the ability to work towards and achieve Functional Skills at this level whilst on programme.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.

Course code: A30070-A1A