Vision Logo 2

Business Administrator Standard - Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

Overview

During your advanced apprenticeship you will be mainly developing, implementing and maintaining administrative services for customers and clients.

This will include:

  • Business fundamentals
  • Processes and policies
  • Regulations and legislations relating to their roles
  • Professionalism and communication
  • External environmental factors
  • Managing stakeholders
  • IT packages and systems
  • Record and documentation production
  • Planning and organisation
  • Decision making and judgement
  • Project management

Entry requirements

Each apprenticeship programme will have its own set of entry requirements. You should understand these before making an application. Individual prior attainment will always be carefully considered when planning an apprenticeship programme.

You will need to be aged 16 years and over to be eligible for an apprenticeship programme. As this is a work-based qualification you must be employed in a relevent role and have a contract of employment to cover the duration of the apprenticeship programme. Here at West Nottinghamshire College we have a recruitment team that can help you to find the right opportunity. Call the main college number and ask for the apprenticeship team to find out how we could help you.

As an applicant, you will undertake assessment in both maths and English prior to enrolment to ascertain current working levels which will aid the creation of an individual learning plan towards achieving maths and English at level 2 if not already achieved.

If you have passed maths and English GCSE or equivalent you will be required to evidence this with certificates which may result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skill qualification within the apprenticeship framework. Please note that as an apprentice you are required to demonstrate ongoing improvement in both maths and English even if you are exempt from the tested element.

Start dates and fees

This apprenticeship programme can begin at any time of the year. This might be in line with your start date of employment or perhaps a review with your employer where your development is discussed.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage. The minimum rate for an apprentice in the year 2021 is £4.30 an hour for the first year of learning. It is worth noting that many employers pay above this rate.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How long is the course?

Depending on the individual the course typically would be completed within 15–18 months.

How will I be assessed?

You are required to produce a portfolio of evidence using our e-portfolio, which will contain a variety of assessments covering the criteria stipulated by the Institute of Apprentices to meet the Business Administrator standard.

Assessments may include:

  • Reflective accounts
  • Witness statements
  • Activity based work books
  • Work products
  • Presentation
  • Professional interview
  • Work based project

You may be required to complete an online test for both functional skills elements.

What does the course lead to?

By achieving the programme you will develop the skills that will allow you to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Accept responsibility for your own work and its delivery
  • Improve your own performance
  • Behave in a way that encourages efficient working

You may also be able to demonstrate effective supervisory skills in a job as a business administration team leader or supervisor.

What will I study?

As part of your advanced apprenticeship you will cover the following:

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Functional skills Level 2 in maths

Functional skills Level 2 in English

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Following the successful completion of the intermediate apprenticeship there is the opportunity for further development using other apprenticeship standards, depending on how your role has evolved and the potential to work towards career progression opportunities.

How do I apply?

For more information contact info@visionapprentices.co.uk or telephone 0808 100 3626

Careers

Next steps

For more information on how to become an apprentice call our enquiries line free on

0808 100 3626

Attend an open evening

View our upcoming open evenings

Call our enquiries line free on

0808 100 3626
Bus service Financial support How to apply Course guides

Why choose West Notts?

The word 100% written in a circle

100% A Level pass rate in 2020

An icon of a reward rosette in a circle

Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

An icon of a tick and checkbox in a circle

One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

An icon of a bus in a circle

An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

An icon of a building in a circle

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
2020 Appeals Process | Policies and statements | Freedom of Information | Accessibility Statement | Modern Slavery Statement | Privacy Notices
© West Nottinghamshire College