Business Administration - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship
Why this apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship provides learners with an excellent foundation for a career in business administration. The role of a business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.
The administration role is a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.
Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.
Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 3, Functional Skills and in some areas a relevant technical certificate diploma. These provide the skills you need for your chosen career and allow progression onto higher apprenticeships or university.
This standard will support you to gain the following skills:
- IT record and document production
- Decision making
- Interpersonal skills
- Communications skills
- Quality planning and organisation
- Project management
How long does an apprenticeship take?
An apprenticeship can take between one and five years to complete depending on the level and subject area.
As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.
What might my working hours be?
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. The majority of businesses in the UK work on a 37.5 hour week for full-time staff.
Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training. If you need support with English and maths this should also be within your working hours.
How much will I earn?
Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.
Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.