A Business Administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.

You will develop a highly transferable set of knowledge and skills that are desired across a wide range of job sectors and these skills can support your own progression towards management responsibilities.

As part of this 18 month Apprenticeship, you will work towards developing the knowledge and skills required under the Apprenticeship Standard.

To demonstrate the skills defined in the Apprenticeship Standard, you will build a portfolio at work 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

You will be supported by an Assessor allocated by Huish, your work based mentor, and 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.

On completion of your Apprenticeship you will be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, initiative, an ability to manage priorities and your own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and people management through the mentoring or coaching of others.



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.

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