Summary of course

Good business administration is an essential requirement common to all industries and sectors, both public and private. That is why a Business Administration Apprenticeship is ideal for you if you work as an administrator or clerical assistant in an office environment. As well as completing a nationally recognised qualification you will acquire practical skills specific to your employer by working alongside your colleagues.

What will I study?

The units you are likely to study include:

Core Units:

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Principles of business document prodection and information management
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Understand employer organisations

Specialist Units:

  • Manage diary systems
  • Provide reception services
  • Produce minutes of meetings
  • Meet and welcome visitors in a business environment

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

The Diploma is evaluated through:

  • a series of practical assessments
  • a portfolio of work

The programme is primarily delivered at the candidate's place of work with some attendance at the College.

Functional Skills are assessed through examination.

Who is this course for?

You must be working as a Business Administrator within an office environment and be able to meet the criteria for this qualification.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements for new students

Level Entry Requirements
Entry and Foundation: GCSEs – mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*
Level 1: Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above
Level 2: Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above
Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent: Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 3 A Levels: Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 4/5: A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship
Specific Course Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements and you will need to complete an initial assessment in Maths and English at Level 1 and acheive 50% or higher

*All applicants will be invited in for interview.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studies as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).

In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.

Interview Requirements

Be prepared to sit English and maths assessments.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Benefits to company:

  • Increase efficiency
  • Increase profitability
  • Improve confidence within a team
  • Avoid future staff shortages

Benefits to individual:

  • Maximise future possibilities
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve skills and increase knowledge
  • Increase in motivation and productivity

Course fee information


student success

Klaudia Minor

Klaudia Minor

Polish student Klaudia was a former pupil of The Parker Academy in Daventry and joined the College on a Level 3 IT (Business) course at Daventry Campus after being disappointed...

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