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About

About this course

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve 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 and 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 support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

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

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • This apprenticeship is made up of a set of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college, one day every two weeks.
  • Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills: IT, record and doucment production, decision making, interpersonal skills, communications, quality, planning and organisation and project management. You will be allocated a work based assessor to support you with this.
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • If you do not have a 4 or above (A-C) in English and maths, you will be required to study Functional Skills at Level 2.
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

Find out about the new standard click on the link

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/business-administrator/

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Progression

What Next?

Progression opportunity

Advanced apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration further or higher education to undertake business related or other qualifications, including Foundation Degrees in areas such as business, business management, and business administration a range of business and management undergraduate programmes a range of business professional qualifications at level 4 and above. With additional training, advanced apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles including office manager, administration team leader, personal assistant or a wide range of managerial roles within business.

What are the benefits?
Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice,
Please contact our Employer Hotline on 01252 407299
Or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice

 

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Applicants must be aged 16 and over with a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*- C or 9 - 5 (or equivalent) to include Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment. The programme is suitable for job roles such as administration executives/officers, administration team leaders, personal assistants and secretaries, including legal or medical secretaries.

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