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Business and Administration Level 2 Certificate at QUEST

Course description

Apprenticeships in administration are aimed at school and college leavers and include the achievement of an NVQ Level 2 in Administration, key skills and an EDI Certificate in Administration at Level 2. 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.

Course content

Intermediate apprenticeships in administration are aimed at school and college leavers, or people new to administration work, and include the achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Administration, key skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology and an EDI Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration. Apprentices also gain an understanding of employee rights and responsibilities and develop their personal learning and thinking skills.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements. Must have a good level of literacy

Future opportunities

This is a nationally recognised qualification with a combination of work based assessments and fortnightly day release at Quest, Ilford. Could lead to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration level 3 or the chance to specialise in a numbe

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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