The Business Administration apprenticeships are designed to provide work-based training, development and new learning opportunities, to develop your knowledge and skills within the workplace. Every business needs effective administration and that need remains whatever else changes in terms of new products and services, new technologies and new organisational structures.
Employees suitable for Level 2 Business & Administration apprenticeship usually undertake a range of routine tasks in different work contexts. They have some autonomy but are usually supervised.
Job titles could include:
• Administrator/business support Officer
• Office Junior
Total minimum credit value for this pathway: 60 credits
Combined qualification – 45 credits
Transferable skills 15 credits (English, mathematics and ICT).
Combined qualifications available to this pathway
B1 – Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)
The Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration includes both knowledge and competence units. Learners must complete a minimum of 45 credits. 21 credits from mandatory units, a minimum of 14 credits from Group B optional units, a maximum of 10 credits from Group C optional units and a maximum of 6 credits from Group D optional units.
Communication in a business environment (3 credits)
Manage personal performance and development (4 credits)
Develop working relationships with colleagues (3 credits)
Principles of providing administrative services (4 credits)
Principles of business document production and information management (3 Units)
Understand employer organisations (4 credits)
• English: Level 1
• Mathematics: Level 1
• ICT: Level 1
Employee rights and responsibilitiesThe Employee Rights and Responsibilities component of the apprenticeship can be achieved through either:
1. A QCF ERR Qualification/Unit:
• The L/506/1905 Employee rights and responsibilities unit (QCF) – this is an optional unit included within the combined qualification
• The Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities (QCF) – this qualification is offered by a range of organisations
• Any other approved unit or qualification listed in Skills CFA FAQ
2. ERR Workbook:
Progression into the Business Administration Intermediate Apprenticeship
Progression into this intermediate apprenticeship may be from a wide number of routes due to the varying backgrounds and past academic and work related experiences of apprentices. Such the varying backgrounds and past academic and work related experiences of apprentices. Such routes will include having:
• Undertaken learning in the Foundation Learning Curriculum
• Achieved QCF Awards, Certificates or Diplomas
• Achieved a (14 – 19) Foundation or Higher Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance
• Achieved GCSEs or A Levels.
Learners may also progress into the intermediate apprenticeship without prior qualifications.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROGRESSION
Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto:
• The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration – general administrative,legal or medical pathways
• Other level 3 advanced apprenticeships such as customer service or management
• The Advanced (14 – 19) Diplomas in a range of related sectors, including business,administration and finance, information technology, public services and retail business
• Further education to undertake management, business related or other qualifications
There are no mandatory entry requirements for this apprenticeship framework. However employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in business and/or a particular interest in legal or medical administration careers.
Apprentices who are undertaking the Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship are likely to have some prior experience in a business or administration role, although this is not a formal requirement.
BENEFIT TO THE EMPLOYER
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on the job and classroom based learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business, giving you increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce. Training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs*. *(Survey conducted by Populus on behalf of the Learning and Skills Council) February 2009
BENEFIT TO THE EMPLOYEE
Apprenticeship programmes provide a structured paid national training route within the workplace, which is supported with on-going professional development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a ‘portfolio’ of skills and qualifications that will allow you to progress within your work environment and/or progress to both further and higher education, if necessary.
The cost of this qualification maybe fully funded
Duration: 9 months to 12 months
Eligibility Criteria: UK passport, Valid Visa, In case of Spouse of EEU or British Citizen then Marriage certificate and Passport of Spouse, In case of Indefinite visa proof of living in UK for minimum 3 years.