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Business Administrator Advanced Apprenticeship at Leicester College

Course description

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and the charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities. The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through the support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness are required to allow the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.

Course content

The level 3 apprenticeship programme will require you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a professional environment and achieve a series of standards to prove your competence and skill: in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation. Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks. write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Making recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Maintaining records and files handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Demonstrating the ability to influence and challenge appropriately.

Entry requirements

English and maths GCSE A-C


Our delivery model includes a blend of master class workshops, distance learning via VLE and 1:1 support from your trainer assessor.Duration is approximately 18 monthsOn-programmeOn-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set in each standard. Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. You can track andmonitor the 20% through our e-portfolio. This will require college attendance of up to 2 days per month over a 13 month period.On program assessment includes:- Regular assessment (involving employer and training provider)- Development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace.- Exam preparationEnd Point AssessmentEnd-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that an apprentice goes through to complete their apprenticeship. The apprentice must show their learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are distinction, pass or fail.A knowledge test (on screen multiple choice assessment) – 20%An Interview - 40%A Presentation (based on a project or process improvement) – 40%

Financial information

Material fee £0. Cost for EPA

Future opportunities

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications, including Apprenticeship in Team Leading, Apprenticeship in Associate Project Management. You can successfully gain a full-time employment with this qualification. If you are in a company and would like to develop further you may want to consider our management courses in ILM.

Further information

You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2018
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