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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This apprenticeship provides a solid foundation of skills for anyone who has autonomy within an administrative role. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and understanding you need to enhance your role, profile and status within any type of business or organisation.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSE grades A-C in English and Maths and will require an interview before enrolling on this course. In addition to good literacy and numeracy skills, you will need to be well motivated and self disciplined.

Course Content

There are five mandatory units:
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Principles of administration
  • Principles of business

There are also optional units you will complete.

The apprenticeship covers:

  • A Level 3 Technical Certificate (embedded within the qualification)
  • Functional Skills at Level 2 in Mathematics, English and ICT (if applicable)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (embedded within the qualification)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (delivery method to be agreed with your assessor - it could be via a separate workbook or additional unit)

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on and off the job where you will be given dedicated mentors to support and guide you through your qualification. There is in-house training on a day release basis to gain the Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
You may wish to consider Level 3 qualifications in fields such
as customer service and management or other routes of self development.
 
Careers
 
The course will help you to advance your career in an office or
administrative environment and to broaden your role to include
elements such as team leading and customer service.

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Alison Biskup

Alison Biskup

Derby College “really good” for mortgages administrator Alison

While she was at school, Alison Biskup was academically gifted enough to be identified as a potential university student.
But there was a drawback – going to university was the last thing she wanted to do. She wanted to find a job. Derby College has helped her realise that dream.
Alison, 19, from Long Eaton, dropped out of sixth form college after a year, having completed four AS Levels.
Through Derby College she found an opportunity to become an apprentice case administrator at growing Derby business Create Finance.
Now she is working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration at Derby College, having already passed Level 2 during her year as an apprentice.
Alison has been taken on as full-time administrator, and has seen her responsibilities grow as she gains more experience. Her role involves working one-to-one with a Create Finance Mortgage broker, looking after documentation and handling calls.
In the future Alison intends to either become a mortgage broker herself or become an expert in mortgage-based administration. She is aiming to take her industry recognised CeMAP qualifications.
Riverside Chambers-based Create Finance was launched in August 2015 by Derby men Gindy Mathoon, who attended Derby Moor Community College and Karl Yeoman, who went to Allestree Woodlands, along with Pete Mugleston, (correct) who is originally from Nuneaton.
The business has grown to employ 26 people, including the three directors.
Gindy said Alison has been with the company for nearly two years and is a very popular member of the team, who gets her work done effectively and with minimal supervision.
He added: "Derby College sources suitable candidates who potentially have the right qualities to work for Create Finance. The administrators are the backbone of the business and without high quality administration we can't grow as a business. We're expanding gradually, and our link with Derby College has allowed us to progress."

Derby College is really good for me. At school I was always encouraged to go to university but it's not something I wanted to do. Really, I just wanted to go out and earn my own living and Derby College has helped me do that. Once I've completed my college courses, I'd like to do my industry CeMAP exams. I'd love to be a broker – either that or become amazing in administration and be somebody who knows all about mortgages.

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