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Business & Administration (Apprenticeship) at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

The Business and Administration (BAA) Frameworks provide apprentices and employers with an excellent foundation for the training of future staff in Business & Administration. Administrators need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity.

Course content

The specific units studied will depend on your chosen career path and duties undertaken in your workplace.

Typically topics include:

- Office and administration skills,
- Customer-handling skills,
- Technical and practical skills,
- Communication skills,
- Numeracy skills and IT skills.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course but applicants must be eligible for an Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

It is likely that Advanced Apprentices will have some prior experience in a business or administration role to allow them to complete the advanced apprenticeship, although this is not a formal requirement.


There will be workplace assessment including observation, oral questioning, written questioning, discussion and inspection of work products.

You will also complete assignments, workbooks and take examinations.

Future opportunities

Advanced Apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:

- The Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business,
- Further or higher education to undertake business related or other qualifications, including Foundation Degrees in areas such as Business, Business Management, and Business Administration,
- A range of Business and Management undergraduate programmes,
- A range of Business Professional Qualifications at level 4 and above,
With additional training, advanced apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles including Office Manager, Administration Team Leader, Personal Assistant or a wide range of managerial roles within business.

Further information

You must be employed in an administration role in order to do an apprenticeship. You can apply for apprenticeship vacancies through the National Apprenticeship Service.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A* /9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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