Business Administration Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Business Administration

 Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Your Framework(FRA03845):

  • BTEC Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills in English Level 2
  • Functional Skills in Maths  Level 2
  • Functional Skills in ICT Level 2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Entry Requirements: Applicants need to be a minimum of 16 years old and working a minimum of 30 hours per week in a suitable role with a level of English and Maths at or above grade D and good ICT skills.

Attendance: 30 hours of employment per week Duration: Normally 18 months

Framework Overview

This programme is designed for learners in a minimum of 30 hours employment per week within a business administration role. You will be provided with a bespoke learning programme that meets the needs of you and your employer. The units within your diploma will be tailored to your workplace activities. Where relevant, your employer will agree a suitable time for your training at the College, so that you can build knowledge and skills even further.

An assessor will visit you at regular agreed intervals to develop and assess your knowledge and competency. There are a wide range of supportive learning resources on our virtual learning environment for you to interact with. There are normally opportunities to attend workshops at Suffolk New College appropriate to your training need. This qualification can support you in a number of jobs in the Business Administration industry including diverse areas such as HR, Accounts, Reception, Schools and Surgeries as well as general office and administrative roles and you will build on existing soft skills such as communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills in relation to this role to develop advanced abilities.

Next Steps

A number of our work based learning apprentices have the opportunity to progress within their workplace having demonstrated higher level skills and responsibilities, and the ability to work on their own initiative across advanced tasks. We have an excellent record of apprentices gaining sustainable destinations after completing their framework.

Student Case Study

Ed Gibson says: “Completing the level 3 has allowed me to really hone the essential skills for business admin, with a wide range of units available. I found it to be a welcome challenge that was well worth the effort as I'm now in a great position when applying for vacancies, having a long list of skills and experience to put on my CV. I highly recommend the level 3 for those looking to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs in administration.


Where an employer has less than 50 employees and is not liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (There is an incentive payment of £1,000 available for employers who are not apprenticeship Levy payers and who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice.  This incentive payment is payable as £500 after 3 months and £500 after 12 months).

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email