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Business Administrator Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Business Admin Apprenticeship

With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. This programme is ideal if you have some knowledge of administration systems and you want to develop your skills to implement and monitor administrative procedures and systems, perhaps with the aim of moving into a management role at some stage. Advanced apprentices may work in roles such as administration executives/officers, administration team leaders, personal assistants and secretaries.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need four GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4, or equivalent.

Other requirements: It is essential to have Level 1 English and maths and desirable to have Level 2 English and maths.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • IT
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management
  • Policies
  • Relevant regulations
  • Stakeholders
  • Processes and external environment factors.

Assessment methods

Assessment will take place at the end of the programme and will comprise of an apprentice showcase (Knowledge Test, a Portfolio-based Interview and a Project Presentation).


You will gain the following qualifications:
Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship


  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion you could progress on to the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration. Alternatively you could move into further or higher education to undertake business related or other qualifications, including Foundation Degrees in business, business management, or business administration.

Career progression: The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.

Additional information

Acceptance will be subject to initial assessment and interview by the apprenticeship team to determine vocational aptitude and transferable skills levels.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
12-18 months Flexible Work-based learning only Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Cauldwell Street E2344


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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