Richard Huish College has helped me a great deal personally and academically in last 2 years with completing my Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship. As I did my Level 2 with them I was delighted to be returning to them for my Level 3. Without the help of staff members at Huish I would still be in a negative working environment having no self-believe or confidence in my personal progression.

Katie, Business Administrator Apprentice

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors, developing key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities. A Business Administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.        Studying at Richard Huish College, as part of this 18 month apprenticeship, you will work towards developing the knowledge required under the apprenticeship standards and the underlying skills needed to apply these. At work, you will build your portfolio as you develop skills across a range of areas, demonstrating strong communication skills and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. You will show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others. You will be supported by an Assessor allocated by Huish, your work based mentor and you will attend weekly classroom based lessons which will cover knowledge areas including stakeholders, relevant regulation, policies and processes, business fundamentals and external environment factors. You will spend 20% of your working hours in study and development throughout the apprenticeship until you are ready to complete the programme with an industry designed End Point Assessment. To demonstrate the skills defined in the apprenticeship standard, you will build a portfolio to demonstrate your competence in:

  • Use of IT packages and systems
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management

There are no formal entry requirements, however, before completion of your apprenticeship you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics.

You must also be employed in a suitable role to be able to evidence the skills mentioned in the overview.

How will I be assessed? 

Learners on this apprenticeship will be assessed on-programme via a portfolio, multiple choice exams and End Point Assessment.