Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
The Apprenticeship duration is between 12-18 months
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 to the 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.
The role includes:
- Supporting and engaging with different parts of an organisation.
- Interacting with customers.
- Finding ways to make the organisation more efficient.
- Supporting functional areas.
- Working across teams.
- Finding solutions to problems.
The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills. The Business Administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity showing a positive attitude.
The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The Business Administrator is also expected to show initiative managing priorities, time management, problem-solving and decision-making; with the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.
A work-based apprenticeship will:
- Help you work at the commercial speed employers expect.
- Increase your confidence working in a team and in the workplace.
- Give you the skills and knowledge to become a competent member of staff.
- Give you a reference for your CV.
- Provide you with essential employability skills to give you the best start in your working life.
- Maths and English
Maths and English will be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 9-5 at GCSE level or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification.
You will have to complete your Functional Skills at Level 2 to achieve the full qualification. Teaching and support for Maths and English will be given in the workplace and contextualised to the working environment.
- Eligibility and employment
To access the Government funding to become an Apprentice you will need to:
- Be any age.
- Have been an EU resident for a minimum of 3 years.
- Not be in full time education.
- You will be a full time, employed member of staff
- You will need to have a contract of employment with your employer
- You can be paid the minimum of £3.50 per hour (National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage April 2017), unless you are aged 19 or over and completed the first year of your apprenticeship
- Teaching, learning and assessment
Throughout your Apprenticeship
You will be given access to a dedicated e-portfolio system called E-Track to help manage your training programme. E-Track allows you to upload your work to your Assessor and get feedback in-between visits; it also shows your progression through the apprenticeship.
You will learn by completing some of the following elements:
- One-to-one teaching, learning and assessment.
- Online virtual learning.
- Online interactive resource suite.
At the end of the apprenticeship, we’ll prepare you for the end-point assessment.
- Career Progression
A career in business is filled with opportunities to move up the ladder, across disciplines – it can even take you abroad.
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