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Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship

Cornwall College | Bicton College Bicton | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Business School

This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job and gain a nationally recognised advanced qualification in Business Administration.

This apprenticeship supports a variety of administration job roles in any industry e.g. executive assistants, secretaries and administration assistants.

This course consists of six mandatory units and a range of optional units, to give a minimum of 58 credits in total.  Delivery will consist of class-based and work based learning.  The mandatory units are:

  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Principles of administration
  • Principles of business
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Understand employer organisations

You then select the optional units to suit your specific job role, which may include:

  • Contributing to the improvement of business performance
  • Document production
  • Co-ordinating an event / meetings
  • Evaluating and maintain customer service
  • Managing information and data

As part of the apprenticeship framework you are required to complete Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2 unless exemptions are provided.


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Ideal if:

You are already employed in or wish to work in an administrative role with a high degree of autonomy.

Entry Requirements:

Two GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English and mathematics and be working in an administrative role, dealing with a range of tasks and a high level of autonomy.

What You Will Learn:

How to develop your knowledge and practical skills to a supervisory level for effective business administration in any industry, learning how to effectively provide administrative duties for an organisation, and the principles of business administration. You will be able to select optional units tailored to your job role.


To be supported, through both college attendance and work-based assessments, by highly qualified trainers and assessors with up-to-date, relevant work experience.

You’ll love:

Discovering the theory and secrets behind a successful administrative role. You will have the opportunity to meet others within similar roles; exploring and sharing ideas.


University study such as our BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Management, a higher level apprenticeship in a relevant area or university study in a business administration related degree programme.

If you want to work in accounting, legal or medical administration, management, marketing, office management or personnel, our courses will be a great stepping stone to get you there.


Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship

Start Date

September 2018




1 year

Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship

Start Date

September 2018


St Austell


1 year


Nichola Smith Business Administration Apprentice Summercourt Academy

Nichola had always known that she wanted to work in administration and started searching for jobs, but found that she didn’t have the right office qualifications and lacked the work experience she needed to start her career.
"I looked into apprenticeships as I knew it could be the perfect stepping stone into a job that I wanted to do. It was also the perfect opportunity to gain a relevant qualification as well as gain work experience and a wage at the same time. I was delighted when the position for an administration assistant became available at the school. There is lots of room for development within my job role and there is always something new to learn.”

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