Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 (out of centre learner)

SKU: ST0070

Course Aim:

This Business and Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship is ideal for candidates who have a relevant level 2 qualification or already have experience in an office environment and are looking to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Student Pre-Requisites:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship willbe decided by each employer, but will typically be five GCSEs including English and maths at Grade C or higher (or new grading equivalent). It is likely that advanced apprentices will have some prior experience in a business or administration role to allow them to complete the advanced apprenticeship, although this is not a formal requirement.


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 18 months.



Students are with their employer from day one and will study their taught components at an agreed Gen2 centre two days per month. This training will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle or Furness. The students are visited by a Gen2 assessor in the workplace approximately every four to six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

 Programme Components:

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:

  • Completion and achievement of a Level 3 qualification in Business & Administration
  • Regular performance reviews undertaken by the employer and Gen2 assessor
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence including reports, assignments, and evidence of tasks undertaken.
  • Observations by the Gen2 assessor
  • Ongoing professional discussions between the apprentice and assessor relating to workplace competence and knowledge.
  • Feedback from line manager, direct reports and peers including 180/360 degree feedback approaches.
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completionof their apprenticeship.


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties and will be achieved as follows:

  • Typically 1.5 days per unit are taught in aGen2 centre (total 18 days).
  • This is usually delivered 2 days per month. In addition students are given an assignment tobe completed off the job within the workplace (equivalent of 18 days over 18 months).
  • 4-6 weekly assessment sessions (halfday each) throughout the programme to consolidate training and support portfolio development (up to 13 days). These sessionsare pre-arranged at mutual convenience withthe assessor, employer and student at theemployers premises.
  • Ongoing work towards achieving the required standards of this apprenticeship including mentoring sessions, professional discussions, study time, employer organised training, site visits and maintaining a CPD log.


Qualification Gained:

  • Level 3 qualification in Business & Administration
  • Minimum Level 2 English and maths
  • Where required, students may also have the opportunity to complete spreadsheet software and/or word processing software modules


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