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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration

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  • Duration of course 12-18 months
  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This qualification provides employees with the essential underpinning knowledge and understanding that would be needed to function competently in an administration job role. You will need to undertake 6 mandatory units with a value of 21 credits and optional units to reach 45 credits. Optional units provide opportunity to show understanding and skills in a variety of areas, including basic finance, IT and contributing to events. We will work with you to choose which are the most appropriate.

Mandatory Units

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of business documents production and information management
  • Understand employer organisations
  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues
Optional Units (selection)
  • Contribution to the organisation of an event
  • Provide administrative support for meetings
  • Produce minutes of meetings
  • Manage diary systems
  • Word processing software
  • Know how to publish, integrate and share using social media

The final two elements are the development of Personal learning and Thinking Skills which are embedded within the delivery of the knowledge and competency elements of the training, and Employment Rights and Responsibilities where understanding is checked through completion of a short workbook, or can be taken as a standalone unit.

Functional Skills

If employees do not have a Level 1 qualification in English, Maths or ICT gained in the last 5 years e.g. GCSE Grade C or above, they will also need to achieve functional skills at level 1 in these subjects.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Apprentices are in employment but the apprenticeship can help job security and promotion

How will I learn?

Your training will be provided by both the College and your employer. It involves building a portfolio of work based evidence supported by your College assessor and classroom based activity to prepare for externally assessed units and functional skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through on line exams for some Business Administration units and any functional skills you need to take. The remainder will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

You should allow 1-2 hours per week.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

OCR

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

We will undertake an assessment and skills scan to make sure that this qualification is suitable for you. It is preferable to have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above.

Expected prior knowledge

You do not need prior knowledge but must be working in a Business Administration role and have a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week.

English level

Minimum Level 1 and preferably GCSE at Grade C or above

Mathematics level

Minimum Level 1 and preferably GCSE at Grade C or above

Equipment and other costs

n/a

For further information or to apply please contact The Business Development Team on 020 7258 2711 or email business.development@cwc.ac.uk.