Business Administrator Level 3 Standard

Duration of apprenticeship

15 Months

Apprenticeship overview

The business administrator apprenticeship provides a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours, which can be gained working across an organisation and its processes. The apprenticeship is a firm grounding in organisational operations and functional processes, as well as the wider working environment. Key responsibilities include developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. In doing so, the apprentice is expected to work independently or and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work, with support of the employer and the training provider. Through working across functional areas, apprentices build team relationships quickly and learn from others to develop specific skill sets. The need to communicate and represent their work clearly is reflected in the assessment methods of End Point Assessment. (EPA).

Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to undertake initial assessments in maths and english and achieve a Level 1 outcome on their initial assessment results

Functional skills

All apprentices will need to undertake functional skills in maths & english at level 2 as a mandatory part of their Apprenticeship and must do so before taking the end-point assessment. Candidates who have achieved GCSE’s or A levels in maths & english A-C will be exempt from having to complete their functional skills with valid proof of their exemption certificates.

Industry qualification

Apprentices will study Level 3 diploma business administrator as part of their on-programme training and assessment.

Progression Opportunities

Apprentices who successfully achieve their level 3 business administrator standard could progress onto a level 4. It may also be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.