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Business and Administration Level 3 Diploma at QUEST

Course description

Advanced apprenticeships in administration are designed for young people who have the potential to become managers or supervisors and lead to an NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration and key skills, essential for a successful career in an office environment. Apprentices also work towards the EDI Certificate in Business and Administration at Level 2 or 3. This Apprenticeship is about playing an important support role within a business or organisation. Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly - 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business, so they do a crucial job. The term 'administration' covers roles that involve organising people and resources, including, executive assistants, secretaries, administration assistants, data entry clerks and office juniors. Without them, information would be hard to find, meetings would be missed and businesses would be less productive. As a business and administration apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. 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 spreadsheets, 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. 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 record company or a charity. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience.

Entry requirements

Must have a good level of literacy and be employed in the business sector

Future opportunities

This is a nationally recognised qualification with assessments in the workplace and the option of a protected study day at Quest once a month to cover a variety of short courses and time out of work for portfolio building. Could lead to NVQ 4 in Business

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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