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Business and Administration - Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2


During your apprenticeship you will work as part of a team to ensure the provision of information and resources to others and develop a professional foundation for work in a business environment to further your career.

Your job will include the following:

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Understanding employer organisations
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of business document production and information management
  • Managing personal performance and development
  • Developing working relationships with colleagues

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 an administrative 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 will may result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skill qualification within the apprenticeship framework. Please note that as an apprenticeship 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 2019 is £3.90 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 12–15 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 awarding body to cover the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF).

Assessments may include:

  • Observations held in the working environment
  • Reflective accounts
  • Witness statements
  • Activity based work books
  • Work products
  • Online unit tests
  • Assessments will be planned with an assessor prior to the assessment taking place.

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

Success rates

The success rate for the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration is higher than the national average.

What does the course lead to?

By achieving the programme it will provide you with the skills to allow you to:

  • Work successfully in an office surrounding
  • Communicate effectively at various levels
  • Accept responsibility for your own work
  • Improve your own performance through personal development planning
  • Behave in a way that encourages efficient working

What will I study?

As part of your apprenticeship you will cover the following:

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Functional skills in maths (with tested element if not already achieved)
  • Functional skills in English (with tested element if not already achieved)
  • Functional skills in ICT (with tested element if not already achieved)

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 on from the intermediate apprenticeship there is the opportunity for progression onto an advanced apprenticeship and the potential to work in a supervisory role. 

How do I apply?

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


Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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

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

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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