Business Administration (Advanced Apprenticeship - Employer)





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About the course

Completing an Apprenticeship is a great way to earn a real wage whilst gaining practical work experience, developing skills and knowledge, and achieving nationally-recognised qualifications. The business administration Advanced Apprenticeship is designed for individuals who are in a position of responsibility, including the supervising/overseeing of other staff and dealing with challenging issues. The learner will develop their skills and career in an area that is essential in any business.

Business benefits


  • Having trained staff in administration will improve business efficiency and help make your business more professional
  • Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, helping you to improve productivity and to be more competitive
  • Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs providing the skilled workers you need for the future
  • Apprenticeships increase staff retention and motivation
  • Apprenticeships offer a practical and job-related form of learning
  • Apprenticeships create a more talented and diverse workforce
  • Apprenticeships provide cost-effective recruitment and induction
  • Apprenticeships provide a pool of employees from which future managers might be selected
  • Apprenticeships enable employers to fill skills gaps
  • Apprentices introduce new ideas and innovation to businesses

Entry Requirements

The apprentice should be working in an administrative role in a supervisory capacity and with responsibility for decision making. Apprentices will ideally have English & Maths GCSEs Grade C or above, and have either completed a Business Administration Apprenticeship or have administration experience. They will also need:

  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Good knowledge of IT
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • A job providing you with a minimum of 30 hours of work per week and paying a minimum of £2.73 per hour and £3.30 from 1st October 2015

For employers with a vacancy for an apprentice, we can help you with the recruitment process by:

  • Advertising your vacancy
  • Assessing candidates' basic skills
  • Short-listing candidates for interview
What will I do on this course?

The Apprenticeship combines developing practical and theoretical skills, together with experience gained in the workplace.Depending on job role, the apprentice could develop a variety of administrative skills including:

  • Analysing and reporting data
  • Contributing to decision making in a business environment
  • Contributing to running a project
  • Delivering a presentation
  • Managing budgets
  • Negotiating in a business environment
  • Supervising an office facility
  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Supervising a team in a business environment

On completion, the apprentice will have gained knowledge about their employment rights and responsibilities and will have the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English (if applicable)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics (if applicable)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (if applicable)
Who is it for?

The apprenticeship is suitable for those who are involved in administration as their primary work activity. They will have an understanding of complex administrative functions and activities and have the ability to carry out a comprehensive range of non-routine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role such as:

  • Administration officer/executive
  • Administration team leader/office supervisor
  • Personal assistant
  • Secretary
How to apply

Contact our Employer team.

How Is this course assessed?

Apprentices are visited on a regular basis in the workplace to support with their qualification.They may be required to attend college for Functional Skills.

What could I do next?

On completion, the apprentice will have the skills and experience needed to develop their career in business administration, and can progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration.


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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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