Course overview

Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship will help you launch your career in business administration.

Completing an apprenticeship is a great way to earn a real wage while gaining practical work experience, developing skills and knowledge.

The Business Administration Apprenticeship will put you in a position of responsibility. You may help supervise and oversee staff and deal with challenging issues.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on


Start Your Apprenticeship Journey with City of Bristol College 

Start your apprenticeship journey with City of Bristol College

Additional information

Who is this course for?

The Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship is suitable for anybody within a administration position. 

What you'll learn

The apprenticeship combines developing practical and theoretical skills, together with experience gained in the workplace.

Depending on the job role, the apprentice could develop a variety of administrative skills, including:

  • Contributing to running a project
  • Coaching others within the workplace
  • Learning how to create business documents
  • Effective communication skills

Course entry requirements

To undertake an apprenticeship you should have at least one year’s experience in an administrative role.

You need to be employed (minimum 30 hours per week). Search for apprenticeship vacancies.

Apprentices will ideally have English and Maths GCSEs Grade 4 (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 and be able to work as part of a team.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will need to pass an endpoint assessment in the form of a multiple-choice assessment, a project presentation and a portfolio interview.

Competency is assessed through a combination of methods in the workplace and visited regularly by their assessor. 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)

View the full assessment plan.

Future career and study opportunities

On completion, the apprentice will have the skills and experience needed to develop their career in business administration.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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