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Business Administrator (ST0070) Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Business Administrator (ST0070) Level 3 Apprenticeship

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike, from the public sector, private sector, and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

Course information

College attendance

Mandatory College once a month for 9 months.

Central Bedfordshire – 1 Thursday a month –    Dunstable Campus, Corby and Bedford – 1 Friday a month.

College day release intakes

Students can enrol at any point in the year – roll on roll off.

For Mandatory delivery 3 entry points

September, January and May

Bedford – September, January and May.

Central Bedfordshire – January and May.

Tresham Corby – September, January and May.

When can the apprentice start employment?

When offered job role and start date agreed with employer.

When can the apprenticeship training start?

Training can start as soon as employment has begun.

Course Content

The apprenticeship covers a range of Skills Knowledge and Behaviours. Whilst studying you will be supported throughout the programme to develop:

  • Knowledge on your organisation and its processes
  • Relevant regulations and policies
  • Business fundamentals such as change management
  • Model behaviours such as professionalism and adaptability
  • Develop skills in quality work, decision making and organisation

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Entry requirements

Maths Grade 9-4 and English Grade 9-4.

What training is required in the workplace? 
  • 20% off the job
  • Undertake and lead an in-work project or improvement
  • Access to multiple IT packages including MS
  • Shadowing and Supporting colleagues
  • Support to problem-solve and resolve challenges and complaints
  • Training on how to communicate with a Variety of Stakeholders
Further study and career options

Course progression:

Progression to Team Leading Apprenticeship

Career progression:

Potential Full-time employment options on completion, nearly 2 years in industry experience as well as transferrable skills. Career role progression to a Team Leader, Personal Assistant, Office Manager.

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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex
Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.