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Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration

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  • Fee
    Flexible
  • 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 with some responsibility for management of work.

You will need to take 5 mandatory units with a value of 27 credits and optional units with a value of 31 credits from Groups B, C and D. 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
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Principles of administration
  • Principles of business
Optional Units (selection)

  • Organise business travel or accommodation
  • Provide administrative support in schools
  • Participate in a project
  • Monitor information systems
  • Word processing software
  • Principles of social media within a business
  • Procure products and/or services/li>
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 2 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 2 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.