Business and Professional

Business Administrator Level 3

Quick information

An Apprenticeship standard designed by employers for employers


Relevant to all employment sectors.

Who is it for? 

This Apprenticeship is appropriate for those with an interest and some experience in working in a business environment, providing administration and organisational support to a variety of people. They will consider the basics of working in administration and how these skills develop, and apply this knowledge to their own workplace to show understanding and competence in carrying out a range of tasks.

Start date 

The start date of this Apprenticeship is flexible to suit the needs of the employer.


Level 3


The standard duration of this Apprenticeship is 18 - 24 months.

How does it work?

80% of this Apprenticeship will be delivered in the Apprentices workplace. A college tutor will visit every month; review meetings with the tutor, Apprentice and their manager will be scheduled every 8-12 weeks.


The beauty of this Apprenticeship is that the key competences and knowledge can be amended to suit the needs of the employer.

Key areas of study will include:

  • Communication
  • Information Management
  • Working Relationships
  • Understanding Business Organisation and Structure
  • Meetings work
  • Managing Workloads and Supervising Others
  • Negotiation and Innovation


Apprentices will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Knowledge test
  • project
  • portfolio of evidence


Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3

Additional qualifications

NVQ Business Administration L2 (new recruits) plus Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and Maths


The apprenticeship should be reviewed after 3 years.

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