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Business Administrator
Level 3 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Apprenticeships in Business administration form an excellent basis for promising careers in a huge range of job roles and industries. You might want to get it on the ground floor and work your way up within a business, or learn everything there is to know about how a business runs smoothly. This apprenticeship programme is incredibly versatile and can prepare you for a career in a variety of roles.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Administration Assistant
Personal Assistant
Office Assistant

Legal or Medical Secretary
Administration Supervisor
Receptionist or Reception Supervisor

Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

12 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

You’ll focus on understanding business fundamentals, communication skills and managing relationships with your peers, managers and customers. This apprenticeship will develop your administrative potential and prepare you to progress to a more senior role.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Business fundamentals
  • Policies
  • Processes
  • Managing stakeholders
  •  External environment factors

Skills

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Project management
  • Information technology

Behaviours

  • Professionalism
  • Personal qualities
  • Managing performance
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility

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Your pathway to success

Once you have completed your apprenticeship in Business Administration, you are in a fantastic position to decide where you want to go next. There are several Level 4 qualifications you can progress to including Sales, or leadership qualifications, including Level 3 Team Leading. It’s up to you where you want to go next, so get in touch, and we can help you plan for the future.

If you’re interested in starting your Business Administration career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

NHS Somerset

Adam Hann

I believe my early success and experience was only made possible because the apprenticeship through Paragon provided me with a unique opportunity to realise and understand my potential.

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  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    Apprenticeships in Business administration form an excellent basis for promising careers in a huge range of job roles and industries.

    You might want to get it on the ground floor and work your way up within a business, or learn everything there is to know about how a business runs smoothly.

    Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
    12 months City & Guilds
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