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Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at PETROC

Course description

One of the great things about the Business and Administration Apprenticeship is that almost all businesses require these skills and processes. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once more experience has been gained.

Course content

Every business needs administrators. Without administrators, information would be hard to find, meetings would be missed and businesses would be less productive. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail. 

This courses progresses on from the Level 2 programme and allows you to apply your experience to the theory behind effective administrators, including analytic and evaluation techniques.Your Apprenticeship programme is made up of the following components: Diploma in Business Admin level 3 as well as Functional Skills in Maths at Level 2, and in English at Level 2 as well as ICT (unless exempt by prior achievement).

Qualification Structure

  • This qualification comprises of five mandatory units and 72 optional units.
  • Learners must complete a minimum of 58 credits.
  • Learners must complete all five units (27 credits) from mandatory group A and a minimum of 13 credits from optional group B.
  • A maximum of 10 credits can come from optional group C and a maximum of 8 credits from optional group D.
  • A minimum of 40 credits must be achieved at Level 3 or above.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in the relevant industry. Grade C in English and Maths, plus three other GCSE qualifications at grade C or above, alternatively an appropriate/relevant and completed Level 2 apprenticeship. 12 months experience within job role - Level 2 would be advantageous.


During college you will be taught the theory to support the mandatory units and then work books are completed and assessed as evidence

You will also be assessed, in your work place, to provide evidence in relation to your competence skills

Depending on GCSE results it may be relevant to undertake a Functional Skill in Maths and/or English and ICT. (L2) 

Combined Diploma in Business Admin - mandatory units are assessed using mini assignments and some work based assessments

All optional units are assessed in the work place 

This is an ideal opportunity for those students who want to develop their business and administration practical skills, learning on the job, as well as undertaking relevant qualifications to formalise their knowledge.

Future opportunities

Progression within organisation - management opportunities.
Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship 
FdA in Business and Administration

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact PETROC directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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