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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR (LEVEL 3)

Duration (EXCL EPA)

15 Months (£5000)

 

EPA Duration

2 Months

 

Start Date

Various

 

About the Course

The Business Administrator standard is for anyone working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

 

The responsibilities of the role are to support, engage with different parts of the organisation, and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through the support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.

 

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, manage priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

Course Overview

As part of the Business Administrator Programme, you will be required to develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas within your organisation:

  • Effective communication at all levels
  • The principles of business administration
  • Project Management skills
  • Managing personal and professional development
  • Contributing to the improvement of business performance
  • Developing / preparing and/or delivering presentations
  • Preparing business documentation
  • Managing and preparing for business meetings
  • Storing/retrieving/analysing and/or presenting business data
  • Basic financial management principles

End Point Assessment

As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your programme with an external Independent Assessor (EPAO).

 

Throughout the programme, your tutor will prepare you for the End Point Assessment and complete mock assessments prior to your final assessment.

 

The following elements will be completed during the End Point Assessment for the Business Administrator Standard

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional Discussion
  • Knowledge test
  • Project/Improvement Presentation

 

At the end of the final assessment, the below grades will be awarded by the EPAO:

  • Fail
  • Pass
  • Distinction

Qualifications

As part of the Business Administrator Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Standard Certificate in Business Administrator
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)*
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)*

 

*Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths.

 

Where a learner does not hold an equivalent to or GSCE grade 4 (C) or above, you will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point assessment.