Business Administrator - Level 3 Standard

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. 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. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity - showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working.
The course includes (but is not limited to) the following Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:

The organisation
Understands organisational purpose, activities, aims, values, vision for the future, resources and the way that the political/economic environment affects the organisation.

Business fundamentals
Understands the applicability of business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management.

Decision making
Exercises proactivity and good judgement

Planning and organisation
Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines

Personal qualities
Shows exemplary qualities that are valued including integrity, reliability, self-motivation, being pro-active and a positive attitude.

Adaptability
Is able to accept and deal with changing priorities related to both their own work and to the organisation.


Is able to accept and deal with changing priorities related to both their own work and to the organisation.


End Point Assessment (EPA)

The EPA consists of three elements, all of which may be completed online. All assessment methods need to be passed. Each assessment method should directly assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Standard. The assessor has the final decision.

Knowledge Test:
The apprentice undertakes a multi-choice test to last a maximum of 60 minutes and include 50 equally weighted multi-choice questions with four possible answers each. The assessment should typically be passed before the apprentice progresses to the interview and presentation. The test is to be completed online and requires invigilating.

Portfolio-based Interview:
The interview is for 30-45 minutes and scored out of 100 by the Independent Endpoint Assessment Organisation

Project Presentation:
The apprentice delivers a presentation to the EPAO on a project they have completed or a process they have improved. The presentation lasts 10-15 minutes, with a further 10-15 minutes for a Q&A session. The presentation is out of 100. The project is completed from month 9 of the apprenticeship and should be completed prior to EPA being triggered.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

 

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working.
The course includes (but is not limited to) the following Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:

The organisation
Understands organisational purpose, activities, aims, values, vision for the future, resources and the way that the political/economic environment affects the organisation.

Business fundamentals
Understands the applicability of business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management.

Decision making
Exercises proactivity and good judgement

Planning and organisation
Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines

Personal qualities
Shows exemplary qualities that are valued including integrity, reliability, self-motivation, being pro-active and a positive attitude.

Adaptability
Is able to accept and deal with changing priorities related to both their own work and to the organisation.


Is able to accept and deal with changing priorities related to both their own work and to the organisation.

 

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

End Point Assessment (EPA)

The EPA consists of three elements, all of which may be completed online. All assessment methods need to be passed. Each assessment method should directly assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Standard. The assessor has the final decision.

Knowledge Test:
The apprentice undertakes a multi-choice test to last a maximum of 60 minutes and include 50 equally weighted multi-choice questions with four possible answers each. The assessment should typically be passed before the apprentice progresses to the interview and presentation. The test is to be completed online and requires invigilating.

Portfolio-based Interview:
The interview is for 30-45 minutes and scored out of 100 by the Independent Endpoint Assessment Organisation

Project Presentation:
The apprentice delivers a presentation to the EPAO on a project they have completed or a process they have improved. The presentation lasts 10-15 minutes, with a further 10-15 minutes for a Q&A session. The presentation is out of 100. The project is completed from month 9 of the apprenticeship and should be completed prior to EPA being triggered.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course provides an excellent development to your knowledge and understanding of Business and Administration and thus will assist your career development.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

Ideally, you will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in.

Looking for Employment? See below for what to do next…

- Apply for this apprenticeship.  We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.

- Register your details and search online for vacancies at www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

- Check the College’s website page regularly: www.kendal.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprentice/

- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.

- Contact local businesses and see if they have any vacancies available.

Adult fees

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