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Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 at City of Westminster College

Course description

This qualification provides employees with the essential underpinning knowledge and understanding that would be needed to function competently in an administration job role with some responsibility for management of work.

You will need to take 5 mandatory units with a value of 27 credits and optional units with a value of 31 credits from Groups B, C and D. Optional units provide opportunity to show understanding and skills in a variety of areas, including basic finance, IT and contributing to events. We will work with you to choose which are the most appropriate

Mandatory Units

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

Optional Units (selection)


  • Organise business travel or accommodation
  • Provide administrative support in schools
  • Participate in a project
  • Monitor information systems
  • Word processing software
  • Principles of social media within a business
  • Procure products and/or services/li>

The final two elements are the development of Personal learning and Thinking Skills which are embedded within the delivery of the knowledge and competency elements of the training, and Employment Rights and Responsibilities where understanding is checked through completion of a short workbook, or can be taken as a standalone unit.

Functional Skills

If employees do not have a Level 2 qualification in English, Maths or ICT gained in the last 5 years e.g. GCSE Grade C or above, they will also need to achieve functional skills at level 2 in these subjects.

Entry requirements

We will undertake an assessment and skills scan to make sure that this qualification is suitable for you. It is preferable to have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above.


You will be assessed through on line exams for some Business Administration units and any functional skills you need to take. The remainder will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 February 2016
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