Business and Administration Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate)

Course Information

  • Course Code: BB340C
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Start Date: 01-Aug-18, 03-Sep-19
  • Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
Overview

Business and administration covers many occupations from Office Juniors and Receptionists to Personal Assistants and Supervisors. It involves developing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating various systems that are required for a company to run effectively. If you want a career in this sector, then this Apprenticeship is for you.

The Business and Administration Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in Administration. To undertake this Apprenticeship you must be committed and have the determination and motivation to succeed.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?
  • Manage own performance in a business environment
  • Improve own performance in a business environment
  • Work in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Store and retrieve information
  • Plan and organise meetings
  • Use office equipment.

 

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade D in English and Maths at GCSE. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace assessment
What can I do next?

The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration. Effective administration is vital to every successful business and skilled administrators are always in high demand.

The Centre of Business & Administration at Blackburn College holds an annual 'Employer Awards Event' to recognise the achievement of employers and their Apprentices. This is an inspirational and motivational celebration of the hard work undertaken and delivered by employers and Apprentices alike. Apprentices who complete their Business & Administration frameworks have been supported by their employers to carry on learning to achieve higher qualifications.

By progressing, Apprentices have opportunities to undertake management qualifications at Level 3 and Level 5. This enables the employer to keep ahead of the competition and enables them to be better placed to identify future Supervisors and Managers.

Once you have completed your Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. Typically students progress on to: , Business Foundation Degree FdA or . 

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Salaries can be between £14,000 and £18,000 a year, depending on where you work and your responsibilities.

Experienced workers can earn from £19,000 to £23,000 a year. 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.