Business and Management

Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprenticeship progammes can run at any time. This programme will take a minimum of 18 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above OR have completed a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.
  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age
You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

Last updated: 12th Dec 2017

Course overview

Business Administration skills are essential in many job roles. This apprenticeship will provide you with the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment.

Course content

You will study units from the list below which relate to your job role. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and IT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma (paper portfolio of eportfolio)

Units include:-

  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Principles of administration
  • Principles of business
  • Contribute to the improvement of business performance
  • Negotiate in a business environment
  • Prepare text from shorthand (60 wpm)
  • Prepare text from recorded audio instruction (40 wpm)
  • Create bespoke documents
  • Monitor information systems
  • Provide administration support in schools
  • Manage an office facility
  • Organise business travel or accommodation
  • Using e mail
  • Chair and lead meetings
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Develop a presentation
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Administer human resources records
  • Administer the recruitment and selection process
  • Administer parking statutory parking and traffic appeals
  • Provide administrative support in schools
  • Administer legal files
  • Build legal case files
  • Manage legal case files
  • Implement change

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane Campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business Administration or apply for job roles including:

  • Administration Officer / Executive
  • Administration Team Leader / Office Supervisor
  • Personal Assistant
  • Secretary

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email:



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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.



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Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship