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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 9-4 in English and Maths and will require an interview before enrolling on this course. In addition to having 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 other 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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Nicole Bullock

Nicole Bullock

Admin team leader Nicole says Derby College ‘put me on my feet’

Teenager Nicole Bullock says Derby College has "guided her life" as it put her on the path towards a career as a mortgage broker.
Former apprentice Nicole was the first person taken on by growing Derby business Create Finance.
The 18-year-old, from Chaddesden, left school with 10 good GCSEs but was adamant she did not want to go to college full-time.
Instead, she jumped at the opportunity of becoming an apprentice administrator with the Full Street-based business.
She said the apprenticeship included studying Business Administration with Derby College and it "fitted me perfectly".
Nicole found the Level 2 NVQ "was relevant to what we were doing here". She said that the units were chosen to best meet the needs of her role.
After passing her NVQ and completing her apprenticeship, Nicole was taken on and then achieved promotion to become Administration Team Leader. She is now looking to take her industry CeMAP exams so she can work as a self-employed mortgage broker herself.
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 Nicole, the company's first employee, was now administration team leader and a "role model and mentor for any new or existing administration staff."
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."

I'm grateful to the college – it's put me on my feet and guided my life. Without the college's help I wouldn't have my job here. It's literally put me on the path to my career.


The aim now is to work hard and make as much money as I can. You can be self-employed here as a broker. When I am a bit older, and the company and I both feel that I am ready for it, that's what I'd like to do.

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