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Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bedford College

Course description

This qualification covers the essentials of business administration, allowing the learner to develop the skills and knowledge required in a business environment.

This course gives you the chance to gain on-the-job experience whilst also studying for a qualification. Level 2 will suit you if you are working in or want to work in a business support role and you are interested in learning how to carry out everyday tasks.

Course content

The following areas will be covered in this qualification:

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Understand employer organisations
  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities


You will attend College for one day a week, usually a Friday, in which time you will study for the knowledge units. During your working week you will be assessed for the competence units with the guidance of an assessor. You will have the opportunity to choose some optional units in discussion with your employer and assessor.

If you have not got a GCSE grade A*-C in English, maths and ICT, then you will also study Functional Skills at Level 1.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that learners have 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D including English Language and maths.


The units completed in college including the Functional Skills are all assessed by examination. Units completed in the work place are assessed through a variety of methods including evidence, written answers to questions, observation and witness statements.

Future opportunities

On completion you will gain the skills and knowledge required to progress on to relevant administrative roles in employment or alternatively onto the subsequent qualification – Level 3.

Further information

When in College, you will need to bring pens, notepaper and a folder. There is a course book available from City & Guilds, which you could purchase is you wish to.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 February 2016
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