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Business Management - Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 18-24 months Entry requirements: Functional Skills may be required dependant on apprenticeship and previous qualifications achieved.

Course aims:

This business management apprenticeship has been developed for managers who wish to gain the skills needed for a move into senior management positions. The training is ideal for those who still retain a responsibility for operational processes but are removed from the day to day responsibilities of first line management.

The training helps to broaden knowledge and behaviours in a flexible and practical way relating to modern leadership and management practices where varied management tasks are required. 


Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.

What levels are available?


Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements can include:

  • at least five GCSEs grades A – C (9 – 4 on the new grading system)
  • a Level 3 qualification, including A levels, NVQ/SVQ Level 3, or a BTEC National

Am I eligible?

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.

This programme requires the learner to already be employed in a business role.

Course Content

This framework will support you to achieve the following modules:

  •  Personal and Professional Development
  •  Developing and Implementing an Operational Plan
  •  Providing Leadership and Management
  •  Managing Team Performance
  •  Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
  •  Chairing and Leading Meetings

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working.

We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed.

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