Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Business Administration - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: May 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Business & Administration

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship provides learners with an excellent foundation for a career in administration.

The framework is designed to meet the skills needs of employers by attracting new talent into a career in business and administration and help to up-skill existing employees.

Intermediate apprentices will work in roles such as administrators, office juniors or receptionists and will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to support business systems, processes and services and who can contribute to making businesses more efficient and productive.

It is designed for those who are currently working in a business administration role.

Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Entry requirements

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 in a business administration role.

The Level 2 apprenticeship is an intermediate level equivalent to five good GCSE passes. Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 2, 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 an Advanced Apprenticeship.

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 up-skill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course Content

This course will support you to achieve:

  • Carrying out Administrative and Business Support Functions
  • Communicate in a Business Environment
  • Develop and Accredit Competence in a Wide Range of Administrative Duties
  • Understand Employer Organisations
  • Principles of Providing Administrative Services
  • Manage Personal Performance and Development
  • Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues

Why the MET?

Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will 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 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 per hour. 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.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four 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. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Manager or director in retail or wholesale

Typical Tasks:

  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,737

AVERAGE £23,751

POTENTIAL £46,488

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Office manager

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities.
  • Advises on the handling of all correspondence and enquiries relating to accounts, sales, statistical and vacancy records.
  • Ensures that procedures for considering, issuing, amending and endorsing insurance policies are adhered to.
  • Plans, organises and co-ordinates the activities and resources of other offices not elsewhere classified including box offices, other ticket offices and accommodation bureaux.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 2.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,954

AVERAGE £27,944

POTENTIAL £46,976

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Sales accounts or business development manager

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold, contributes to the development of sales strategies and setting of sales targets.
  • Discusses employer's or clients' requirements, carries out surveys and analyses customers reactions to product, packaging, price, etc.
  • Compiles and analyses sales figures, prepares proposals for marketing campaigns and promotional activities and undertakes market research.
  • Handles customer accounts.
  • Recruits and trains junior sales staff.
  • Produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management.
  • Keeps up to date with products and competitors.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,623

AVERAGE £44,285

POTENTIAL £84,318

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Learning Strategies

Marketing associate professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses business methods, products or services and targets customer group with employer or client in order to identify marketing requirements.
  • Establishes an appropriate quantitative and qualitative market research methodology and prepares proposals outlining programmes of work and details of costs.
  • Collates and interprets findings of market research and presents results to clients.
  • Discusses possible changes that need to be made in terms of design, price, packaging, promotion etc. in light of market research with appropriate departments.
  • Briefs advertising team on client requirements, monitors the progress of advertising campaigns and liaises with client on potential modifications.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,639

AVERAGE £25,916

POTENTIAL £46,430

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
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