Business Administration (Standard) – Level 3
Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and entails developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.
The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and to interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of the business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.
The business administrator is expected to meet their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, the capacity to manage priorities and their own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making skills and the potential to take on people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.
You need grades A-C (9-4) at GCSE or equivalent work experience.
What will you learn?
- Record and document production
- Interpersonal skills
- Planning and organisation
- Project management.
- The organisation
- Value of skills
- Relevant regulation
- Business fundamentals
- External environment factors.
- Personal qualities
- Managing performance
How will you learn?
The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
Nothing additional is needed.
How will you be assessed?
End Point Assessment involves three elements, all of which may be completed online:
- Knowledge Test – 60 minutes, including 50 equally weighted multi-choice questions with four possible answers for each.
- Portfolio-based Interview – 30-45 minutes and scored out of 100 by the Independent End Point Assessor.
- Project Presentation – the apprentice delivers a presentation to the End Point Assessor on a project they have completed or a process they have improved. The presentation lasts 10-15 minutes, with a further 10-15 minutes for a question and answer session. The presentation is marked out of 100. The project is undertaken from month nine of the apprenticeship and should be completed prior to End Point Assessment being triggered.
Marks are allocated in the following proportions:
Knowledge Test – 20%
Portfolio Interview – 40%
Project Presentation – 40%
You can progress to a Team Leading/Supervisor apprenticeship and eventually to higher education qualifications.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Is there any financial support available?
Course Information for Employers
Are they any entry requirements for my apprentice?
What is required from the employer in the workplace?
Behaviours expected within the role
What qualification will my apprentice gain?
What will the assessment look like?
Will my apprentice need to come into college?
Is there any specialist equipment required?
What progression can my apprentice expect after completion of their apprenticeship?
What job roles will this apprenticeship be suitable for?
Will the college help me find an apprentice?
You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website
If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 387421
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DCG Success Stories
Former DCG apprentice Adam taken on as business administrator
We covered a lot on the course, and I found everything I learned relevant to my day to day role.
HR Adviser grateful for her DCG business admin apprenticeship
The support I got as an apprentice was really good, as was the course content.
General Practice Task Force Derbyshire – Employer
Derby and Derbyshire Local Medical Committee & General Practice Task force Derbyshire, welcomes support from Derby College business admin apprentices
We chose Derby College because it’s our local FE college. It’s well organised and, because of its size, has a bigger network than other training providers.
BEDE Events – Employer
DCG business admin apprentice Chloe is big asset to national eventing company BEDE Events
I would definitely recommend apprenticeships to other organisations.
Business Admin Apprentice Carys integral part of BB&J team
I’m the sort of person who works best when I’m doing something, so I knew an apprenticeship would be a much better option for me. I like everything about working at BB&J, but the best part is the people. I’m motivated and love to support my colleagues in any way I can – I like a challenge and I’m a quick learner. It’s good to be learning new things too. I’ve just started to learn audio typing and I’m finding it very interesting.
Use our online application form to apply for this course.
Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2023 11:24 am