About the course:

The Business Administration Advanced Level Apprenticeship qualification is suited for those currently working in an administrative role and wish to further develop their skills. It is preferable and highly desirable that students who would like to join this course have experience in a business environment managing and supervising others. Job roles which are suitable include: Administration Officer/Executive, Administration Team Leader, Office Supervisor, Personal Assistant and Secretary.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 40 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. 13 credits from the compulsory units in Group A
  2. A minimum of 14 credits must be achieved from Group B
  3. A maximum of 13 credits must be achieved from Group C

Course Content: 

  1. Communicate in a business environment
  2. Manage personal performance and development
  3. Principles of business communication and information
  4. Principles of administration
  5. Principles of business

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements needed in order to join this programme, however, if an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill has not be obtained by the candidate then an additional qualification in level 2 functional skills English and/or Maths will be undertaken to ensure there is a smooth progression throughout the course.

Assessment Method:

For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Observation
  2. Questioning
  3. Professional discussions
  4. Witness testimonials
  5. Candidate work products
  6. Statements

Qualification: Business Administration Level 3

Course Mode: Part Time

Start Date: Flexible

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a Higher Management qualification.

What are the training costs?

The Current legislation regarding apprenticeships states that those undergoing an apprenticeship programme must be employed. Hence, apprentices must be paid the minimum statutory pay for apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis. The employers are responsible for these fees. 

If you would like more information regarding the Apprenticeship Levy, 

Please read the following information:

  1. Apprenticeship Levy
  2. Apprenticeships Reforms
  3. Key Points

The new Apprenticeship Reforms actualise from April 2017 with an innovative funding system beginning on 01 May 2017.
The following information establishes the key points that we currently know:

  1. Pay bill over £3m p.a. = Employer Levy @ 0.5% of total pay bill for UK-based staff
  2. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. = Employer Co-Investor @ 10% (Government pays 90%)
  3. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. and less than 50 employees = Employer Waiver @ 100% Government funded for 16-18 year old apprentices and employer 10% co investment for 19 plus
  4. A supplementary £1000 incentive for all employers and providers for taking on a 16-18 year old Apprentice and / or 19-24 year old previously in care or with an Education and Health Care plan


Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.