Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or contact 01278 441234 if you have an employer. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

You will work with your employer to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal and 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 you to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in areas such as:

  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project Management
  • IT

You can gain employment in any administrative function within any organisation as long as the job role gives you the opportunity to work towards the knowledge, skills and behaviours elements of the apprenticeship standard.Your Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisor will be able to support you to determine this.

Assessment Methods

The on-programme element of the apprenticeship includes building an online portfolio to evidence the knowledge, skills and behaviours you gain throughout your apprenticeship to meet the standard. The on-programme support includes:

  • Workplace gathering of evidence
  • Knowledge delivery 
  • Suitable selection of a project with guidance for presentation and report

When you are ready to enter gateway, the assessor will support you in preparing for end point assessment via a series of mock activities.

Following this, your assessor, employer and you decide when you are ready to undertake the ‘End Point Assessment’ which includes:

  • Online knowledge test
  • Portfolio-based interview
  • Project/improvement presentation

Progression Options

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you could be offered a permanent contract with your employer and work towards possible careers in management or a senior support role.

Course Summary

Course Title Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

You must gain employment with an employer committed to the values of an
apprenticeship and sit a successful interview with an Apprenticeship Recruitment
Advisor at the College.

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