What will I be doing?
Business Administration level 4 is a higher apprenticeship in which you can gain a mastery of your business administration skills. Higher apprenticeships are the best combination for you to gain on the job training and a higher level qualification to push your business expertise to the next level.
The apprenticeship includes up to date, flexible qualifications which meet the changing needs of both the individual and the employer. The higher apprenticeship will also give you the management skills needed to become successful in a supervisor or team leader role.
Some of the modules you will work on in this qualification include:
- Managing events, information systems, budgets and professional development
- Designing business processes and optimising the use of technology in the workplace
- Analysing culture and ethics in a business
- Encouraging team learning and development
- Managing individual and team performance
- Developing working relationships with stakeholders
- Learning the principles of business strategic planning and development
There are also optional modules exploring the principles of customer service, e-business, marketing, project management, and finance.
What qualifications will I achieve?
You will achieve a level 4 Diploma in Business Administration and if required, level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English, and ICT.
The qualification continues on from the knowledge you will have learned on the level 2 and 3 apprenticeships, giving you an in-depth experience of business administration, including supervisory responsibilities.
What are the entry requirements?
However, there are exceptions for those that can show at least 2 years’ worth of experience and knowledge in this field, but this depends on the choices of the employer.
What can I do afterwards?
After you have completed business administration level 4, you will have gained a range of vital skills that you can utilise to build and further your career.
Some administrative roles that you will be qualified for include Office Manager, Administration Team Leader and Business Development Executive.
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.