Business Apprenticeship

Standard Title

Business Administrator Standard Level 3

Brief Description

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike, from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

What will you learn

How to show initiative

How to manage priorities and own time

Problem-solving skills

Decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others. 

Project Management principles

Interpersonal and Communication skills

Business fundamentals and relevant regulations

The training will include

Face to face and/or remote workshops together with online learning

1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace

Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager

Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning

End-point assessment (EPA)

Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.


In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies


18 months plus 3 months EPA

Professional Membership

Not applicable to this Standard

Rochdale Training has produced some of the best apprentices in the area, many of whom are now in significant and contributory positions within local companies. Some even, having trained with us themselves, come back to us every year for new apprentices to work in their own organisations, recognising the thorough grounding for a future career that comes from an apprenticeship with us.

Apprentices can be taken at either a Level 2 or a Level 3. This will depend on the level of skills required to do the job.

Training takes place at our purpose-designed training centre.

Although most of the necessary training for your apprentice will be undertaken within our purpose-built business training centre, in some circumstances this can be carried out in your workplace. This gives apprentices first-hand experience using up-to-date experience software they will use in-company. The centre also contains a number of study rooms where theoretical knowledge is delivered. An Apprenticeship usually takes 9-12 months to complete. An Advanced Apprenticeship takes around 12-18 months.

Throughout the apprenticeship period, our tutor/assessors will regularly monitor the apprentices to ensure that their training progress is satisfactory and matching your requirements.

What will it Cost?

Under current legislation all young people serving an apprenticeship must be of employed status. In financial terms it means they should be paid the appropriate company rate of pay for apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis.
All training within in the apprenticeship framework is paid for by Rochdale Training using government funding.

For more information on Business Apprenticeships call  01706 631417

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