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Business Administrator Level 3 Standard


Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan             assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including                   Maths and English 9-3/A-E or Functional Skills Level 1. Apprentices           must achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and/or Maths if               they have a GCSE grade below a Grade 4 or C

On-programme learning:

  • Business Administrator Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by City & Guilds


Higher level management qualification or Apprenticeship.

Course Summary:

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Business administrators possess a versatile array of knowledge, skills, and behaviours that are applicable across various sectors, spanning from small enterprises to large corporations, encompassing the public, private, and charitable sectors. Their responsibilities may entail independent work or collaboration within a team, focusing on the development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of administrative services. As they advance, business administrators cultivate essential skills and behaviours conducive to assuming managerial roles.

The role entails aiding and collaborating with various segments of the organisation while interacting with both internal and external stakeholders. Prioritizing value addition, business administrators contribute to the organisational efficiency by supporting different departments, collaborating across teams, and addressing issues as they arise. The adaptability and quick responsiveness demanded enable apprentices to cultivate a diverse set of skills.

Institute for Apprenticeships