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Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship at Boston College

Course description

The Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role. Advanced Apprentices will work in roles such as administration team leaders, personal assistants and administration executives. 

Course content

As an Apprentice you will receive on-the-job training at your workplace and support in the workplace from your assessor. Additional training may be necessary on a day release basis at Boston College. 

The Apprenticeship framework consists of several elements which have been identified by employers to ensure Apprentices have an appropriate set of business administration skills to operate in their specific chosen job role 

These elements are: 
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved. 

ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation. 

PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning. 

*Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College. 

*Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification. 

*On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification. 

All of the above will be integrated within the assessment process.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 or above) including English and Maths and/or Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2 or above (or equivalent). 

You will also need to be in a relevant job role.


You will be assessed using a variety of different methods including observation, professional discussion and production of written evidence. 

You will have regular reviews with a dedicated assessor who will help you to plan your learning journey on an individual basis.

Financial information

You will need an A4 folder for your work, pen, pencil and paper.

Future opportunities

Advanced Apprentices may progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship if their job role allows. Career progression and employment opportunities will be enhanced upon completion of the Apprenticeship framework at any level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2017

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