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Business Administrator Apprenticeship
Level 3

Course Overview

Business administrators offer a crucial role in any business, covering a host of responsibilities that need to be managed efficiently and effectively. Positions in these areas often demand outstanding written and verbal communication skills to engage with various departments within your organisation. These attributes are often combined with a positive mindset, showing initiative and managing priorities to keep your business running.


The programme will help your employees develop the skills to become agile in their approach to deliver, maintain, and improve your central business functions. Your employees will learn to support and engage different parts of the organisation while learning how to interact with internal or external customers, working across teams to resolve issues as required.

You will acquire all the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to complete the Level 3 Business Administrator on the job, to develop vital administration related skills further, including the opportunity to practice and embed your new found skills in a real work based context, whilst progressing in the business administrator role.

As part of this programme your employees will be expected to complete a live business project to demonstrate the skills and behaviours they are developing. This project ensures they are adding value to your business and improving existing processes whilst evidencing their new skills.

Throughout this apprenticeship, learners will learn a multitude of topics, which have been effectively sequenced to enable learners to obtain information at the right points of their apprenticeship programme.

The topics that will be covered on this apprenticeship standard:

  • Learner Induction

  • Understanding business and organisations

  • Introduction to project management

  • Business governance

  • Business operations

  • Business project based on a current business challenge

  • Value of their skills

  • Stakeholders

  • Relevant regulation

  • Policies

  • Business fundamentals

  • Processes

  • External environment factors


The apprenticeship must be completed within contracted working hours, employers must support their apprentices to complete the apprenticeship, this is monitored by ‘off-the-job training’ and a training plan will be agreed prior to the apprenticeship commencement.

How to apply for this course

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Expert Teachers

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within Enable are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Course Details


15 months (12 months on programme learning and 3 months EPA)


Apprentices without Level 2 English and Math will need to achieve this before progressing onto their course.


Learners will be assigned an assessor, where learners will receive regular information, advice and guidance, this incudes career and progression guidance.

For learners wanting to progress further after completing a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard, we offer the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor

How Will I Be Assessed?

Learners will be assessed using a range of assessment methods, some of these assessment methods include, but are not limited to: professional discussions; observations; knowledge workbooks; reflective accounts and witness testimonies. These assessment methods will work in combination with each other, to ensure that a sufficient portfolio of evidence will support the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have required.

At the end of your period of learning you will reach what is called Gateway, this is when the employer, you and the training provider agree that you have learnt the content of the Standard. You will then be put forward for EPA, which includes:

· A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

· A project presentation

Funding Options

Apprenticeships require a 5% contribution of the overall amount, this 5% will be invoiced prior to sign up of the apprenticeship. The 5% contribution for this apprenticeship standard is £250, with the full cost being £5,000.

Other funding options include exploring the option for transfer of levy funds, from levy paying providers.

Information about Apprenticeships including funding can be found here

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