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Business and Administration Apprenticeship Level 2 at City College Plymouth

Course description

Administrators are an essential part of every business. No matter what the company offer, admin is always required to ensure maximum productivity. The Advanced Apprenticeship allows you to demonstrate your progression and prove your 'can-do' attitude and your thirst for success. With the next steps on to management this qualification is perfect for you if you want to grow by showing your level of responsibility and ability for taking ownership of tasks. The majority of your training/learning will take place within your workplace. On completion of the Apprenticeship you will gain a suite of vocational qualifications which form part of the Advanced Apprenticeship framework. 

Course content

You will complete five mandatory units - which are standard modules regardless of the business in which you work, which will include workbooks/ self-study regarding the principles and understanding of business:

  • Communication in a business environment.
  • Manage personal and professional development.
  • Principles of business communication and information.
  • Principles of administration.
  • Principles of business.

In addition to these, you will choose units from a wide selection to fit around the job role you undertake, ensuring that you cover all of the criteria, whilst making sure you get the most from your training.

Functional skills - maths, English and ICT level 1 are studied, along with employment rights and responsibilities, and (PLTS) Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

The course will also help develop independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective thinking, team working, self-management and effective participation.

Entry requirements

All apprentices must complete initial assessments which cover Maths, English and ICT. These are to ensure that you meet the requirements of the course and to demonstrate your ability to complete the qualification. It will also help the College identify any areas of support you may need. You will be required to complete a vocational - a paper based assignment where you will answer a variety of admin and customer service related questions and demonstrate how you would react in certain situations. 


You will be required to complete Functional Skills exams for maths, English and ICT - however you may be exempt from Functional Skills depending on your existing qualification (you will be required to provide evidence). 

Future opportunities

On successful completion, you may progress to higher level courses offered at the College. Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships in Business Management are currently in development. You could also progress to employment opportunities in a vast range of organisations. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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