Business Administration Apprenticeship - Level 2 at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time work based training course.
Is This Course For Me?
This course is for you if you have an interest in working in a business environment, providing administration and organisation support to a variety of people. You will learn all about the basics of working in administration and apply this knowledge to your own workplace to show your understanding and competence in carrying out a range of tasks.
What Will I Learn?
You will learn about the basics of administration – communication, information management, working relationships, understanding business organisation and structure and areas such as meetings work, customer service, travel and accommodation, mail and telephone services and office equipment.
What Else Will I Gain?
An apprenticeship with The Sheffield College provides college based days where you will learn about the different areas of work in administration, and on-the-job training with an employer for the remaining 4 days. The college programme runs for 15 weeks during which time you will learn about the areas of work which need to be evidenced from your workplace. Your workplace will provide you with the opportunity to practice and apply the learning as well as giving you training in the specific needs of your job. This learning and evidence of competence will be used to gain the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.
On your programme you will also study for Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT as required by the framework.
Why Study This Course At The Sheffield College?
You will learn from experienced, specialised and enthusiastic lecturers, supported by experienced Training Assessment Facilitators who provide a link between college and your workplace. You will have access to up-to-date IT facilities and course resources on the college intranet which can be accessed at home.
4 GCSEs at minimum grade 3 / D (or acceptable alternatives) including minimum Grade 3 in English Language and Maths.
Competence in the workplace will be assessed throughout the course. College work is assessed by the tutor or assessor using a range of methods including taught sessions and written tasks.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
This course opens up a wide range of opportunities, often leading to offers of full-time employment. You may progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship course (Level 3) – often with the same employer, or may decide that a different area of work interests you (eg specialising in customer service or accounts) and could access an apprenticeship in that area. Completion of the framework will show that you have completed a course of academic and vocational study and provide you with the qualifications you need to apply for job roles such as administrator, business support officer, receptionist, information controller, clerical officer, with a range of employers including health service, universities, local and national government offices.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.