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Business Administration Apprenticeship at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

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.

Duties of a Business and Administration Apprentice are likely to be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. These tasks may include 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 skills is that they are valuable for any organisation.

Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move up in an organisation, to possible management roles, with more experience.

Entry requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above in a minimum of 3 subject areas (one of these must be in English or Maths) or a relevant Level 1 qualification and Level 1 Maths and English.

Advanced Apprenticeship You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in a minimum of 3 subject areas (one of these must be in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent.

Assessment

Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Future opportunities

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

  • Administrator / Business Support Officer
  • Office Junior
  • Receptionist
  • Junior Legal Secretary
  • Junior Medical Secretary
  • Medical Receptionist

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

  • Administration Officer / Executive
  • Administration Team Leader / Office Supervisor
  • Personal Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Legal Secretary
  • Medical Secretary

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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