What will I be doing?
As an advanced apprenticeship, business administration level 3 is designed to help those in administration roles enhance their skills and develop their careers. As the natural progression from level 2, the programme will allow you to build upon the skills you previously gained, with guidance from your colleagues, in-depth training, work-shadowing and one-to-ones.
Some of the modules you may get involved with are:
- Analysing and presenting business data
- Organising events
- Arranging business travel or accommodation
- Chairing and leading meetings
- Encouraging workplace innovation
- Implementing change in the workplace
- Managing budgets, projects, and business risks.
There is also a multitude of optional modules, including training on the principles of digital marketing and research, the principles of stakeholder relationships, understanding customer service, and the principles of social media within a business.
What qualifications will I achieve?
You will achieve a level 3 Diploma in Business Administration and if required, level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English, and ICT.
The qualification continues on from the foundation of knowledge you will have learned on the level 2 apprenticeship, giving you substantial training to become an asset to any business.
What are the entry requirements?
As the level 3 apprenticeship requires more extensive knowledge of the industry, it is recommended that you first complete the level 2 in business administration.
However, there are exceptions for those that can show at least a year’s worth of experience and knowledge on the industry, but this depends on the choices of the employer.
What can I do afterwards?
You can progress further by completing the business administration level 4 apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could seek employment in a variety roles ranging from administration team leader or office supervisor to personal assistant or administration officer.
At school there was a big push for A level students to progress to university, but I felt that I was ready to step into the world of work. The apprenticeship programme was a fantastic opportunity to carry on studying whilst gaining valuable work experience.
The Babington approach offers the flexibility I need to be able to undertake further learning. My tutor is great. She’s on hand whenever I need her; setting me detailed action plans for guidance but lets me progress my apprenticeship at the pace my job allows.
This experience built my confidence in so many areas I was previously uncomfortable with. The expectations were made clear throughout the whole course and Babington’s advisors were very flexible if at any time targets could not be met. They were always helpful, welcoming and played a major role in keeping me on track and motivated.