What's covered?

To achieve an Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3, you must complete a combined Technical Certificate (knowledge qualification) and a minimum of 30 credits for the NVQ Certificate in Business & Administration (competency qualification) functional skills qualifications in communication or number at Level 2 (exemption may apply to this part of the qualification)

Mandatory Units for the Technical Certificate include:

  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal & professional development
  • Principles of business communication & information
  • Principles of administration
  • Principles of business

What do you need?

The learner should be working in an administration role such as Personal Assistant or Office Supervisor. They will be working with autonomy and they will monitor more complex administrative operations and functions. It is likely that they will have had previous administrative experience and their current role must provide the necessary exposure in the working environment to complete the qualification and Level 3 units.

Your employer would be expected to train and support you in the workplace so you have the experience to be competent in all of the mandatory and chosen optional units.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed in the workplace as well as the college to ensure all the competencies are met. The range of methods include portfolio building, professional discussion and direct observation, as well as classroom teaching and online tests. You will have regular review meetings with your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification.

How Long?

Up to 24 months

What course next?

Higher Apprenticeship Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Business & Administration Other related NVQ such as Team Leading, Management or Customer Service

What could this lead to?

Further employment opportunities in current role or alternative job role

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