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Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (BUS1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Business Administration skills are essential in many job roles. This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment.

Course content

You will study units from the list below which relate to your job role. You will also study:

•Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet

•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

•Level 3 NVQ Diploma (paper portfolio of eportfolio)

Units include:-

•Communicate in a business environment

•Manage personal and professional development

•Principles of business communication and information

•Principles of administration

•Principles of business

•Contribute to the improvement of business performance

•Negotiate in a business environment

•Prepare text from shorthand (60 wpm)

•Prepare text from recorded audio instruction (40 wpm)

•Create bespoke documents

•Monitor information systems

•Provide administration support in schools

•Manage an office facility

•Organise business travel or accommodation

•Using e mail

•Chair and lead meetings

•Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

•Develop a presentation

•Deliver a presentation

•Administer human resources records

•Administer the recruitment and selection process

•Administer parking statutory parking and traffic appeals

•Provide administrative support in schools

•Administer legal files

•Build legal case files

•Manage legal case files

•Implement change

Entry requirements

Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age and must either hold four GCSEs at grade A*-C, including GCSE English and maths Grade C/4 or above, or have completed a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

You need to be employed within a business setting or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice.


You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration or apply for job roles including:

  • Administration Officer / Executive
  • Administration Team Leader / Office Supervisor
  • Personal Assistant
  • Secretary

Further information

Information Team

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


Our Information Advisers visit schools and provide impartial information about training and education options for school leavers.

They can help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to College • Information about course requirements

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.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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