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Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Darlington College

Course description

One of the great things about business and administration is that you can work almost anywhere. With your transferable skills, you could be working in a marketing company or a charity. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience.

It’s likely that you’ll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be typing up board meeting documents, putting financial information together in spread sheets, sending the daily post, or faxing and photocopying confidential documents. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

Course content

NVQ Diploma

Mandatory Units:

  • Manage own performance in a business environment
  • Improve own performance in a business environment
  • Work in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Additional support units to choose from to make up the required credits

Technical Certificate

Mandatory units:

  • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work
  • Principles of working with and supervising others in a business environment
  • Principles of managing information and producing documents in a business environment
  • Principles of providing and maintaining administrative services

Optional units:

  • Principles of supporting change in a business environment
  • Principles of maintaining stationery stock
  • Principles of project management
  • Principles of budgets in a business
  • Principles of contributing to innovation and change

The Apprenticeship consists of a NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration, a Technical Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration and functional skills.

Entry requirements

For this Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including maths and English or an appropriate level 2 qualification. Mature students will be assessed on individual merit.
You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant environment for the duration of the Apprenticeship.
You will be required to attend an interview at the college and we will request a school or college report.

Future opportunities

Further qualifications

  • Foundation Degree in Business Management
  • Level 4 Business Qualification


  • Management roles

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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