Business and Administration Level 3

A high quality administrative function is essential to all businesses and organisations, whatever their product, function or sector. Advanced Apprentices typically undertake a variety of complex tasks. They’ll have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility and may provide some supervisory support.

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Business and Administration.

What does the qualification cover?

This QCF qualification develops and accredits a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in a business administration role. It covers a range of business and administrative skills such as negotiating in a business environment, managing an office facility and monitoring information systems.

It consists of 5 mandatory units, 33 optional units, 27 other optional units and 8 optional knowledge units. Mandatory units:

  • Principles of business (D/506/1942)
  • Principles of business communication and information (R/506/1940)
  • Communicate in a business environment (Y/506/1910)
  • Principles of administration (Y/506/1941)
  • Manage personal and professional development (T/506/2952)

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for those who are already working in a business administration or business support role. The qualification accredits your existing skills and knowledge while providing opportunities to develop these further. The qualification allows employers to see that you are capable of working to a recognised level and may help you to progress within your industry.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific prior requirements to taking this qualification; however, you may find it useful if you already hold a Level 2 qualification, particularly in a business administration-related discipline.

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 284-432. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £2500.00 or it can be paid in 12 monthly installments of £216.00.

What could this qualification lead to?

The qualification will accredit and develop your skills and knowledge in business administration. It will help you to secure long-term employment and to progress to the following job roles:

  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The qualification is designed for entry and progression within employment; however, it also offers progression onto the NCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration.