• Course Information

    An Apprenticeship in Business Administration provides both the company and employee with a sound structure through which to operate all of their functions. In today's society the pace is fast and employees need to work more efficiently and effectively to help support the smooth operation of a business.

    • Course Code
    • Validated By
      City & Guilds
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      work based
    • Age Group
      Apprenticeships (16+)
    • Course Duration
      15 +3 End Point Assessment (EPA) months
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  • Overview

    You will work towards an Apprenticeship Standard at Level 3 in Business & Administration consisting of:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Business & Administration – assessed in the work place with assignments and some end of unit exams
    • Employment Rights & Responsibilities – this module will teach you about contracts of employment and other work related issues
    • Personal, learning and thinking skills

    In addition to individual certificates, on successful completion of all elements you will be awarded an Apprenticeship Standard Certificate.

    You will be employed in an administrative role earning an apprenticeship salary as well as coming to College, if you wish. You will also have access to all College facilities in the same way as full time students.

  • Entry Requirements

    5 x GCSE A*-D / 9-3 which must include GCSE English and maths at A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent.

    Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria. However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.

    Should you not hold GCSE English at A*-C / 9-4 and / or Maths at A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent you may have the opportunity to complete a functional skills course alongside your apprenticeship. Suitability will be determined following an initial assessment and diagnostic. Your programme duration may be extended to allow for functional skills.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Apprentices will build a portfolio of evidence containing examples of work-based evidence and observations. This will confirm competence and knowledge and will include:

    • personal statements.
    • photographs.
    • assessor observations.
    • testimonies from colleagues.
    • evidence of questioning or discussions.

    Each Apprentice will be allocated a qualified work-based assessor from Runshaw College who will assess their practical skills and competence in the workplace.

    Following theory input Apprentices are required to complete written tests and assignments for the Technical Certificate.

    There will be assignments and tests related to Key Skills/Functional Skills if required.

  • Employer Requirements

    Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.

  • Progression Pathway

    The administration skills and knowledge you acquire can enable you to pursue a career in this area. You may also progress to a (Level 4) Higher Level Apprenticeship.

  • Attendance & Support

    Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at college (if applicable) and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.

    Runshaw apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.

    It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college (if applicable) and workplace sessions to ensure learners remain on target.

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