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Business administration level 4
The business administration higher level 4 apprenticeship is aimed at those already in a business role with senior administrative or management responsibilities. This person may already lead or manage a team, or wish to develop their career in that direction. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of more complex business functions and activities.
We will work with you as your partner to deliver your business vision, developing stronger employees who work well as individuals and as part of a team.
With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.
The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.
The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills.
The apprenticeship is a work-based qualification, so learners will be in an appropriate job role where they’ll be assessed and can develop their portfolio of evidence.
Who’s it suitable for?
Office supervisor, section manager, administration / data manager, trainee manager, assistant manager
What’s included in the apprenticeship in England?
- Diploma in business administration – Level 4
- NVQ diploma in management – Level 4
What’s included in the apprenticeship in Wales?
- Level 4 diploma in business administration
- Level 4 NVQ diploma in business administration
- Essential skills application of number – Level 2
- Essential skills communication – Level 2
- Essential skills digital literacy – Level 2
How long does it take?
12 months (England) / 24 months (Wales)
Your apprenticeship questions answered
Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?
Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.
How does the apprentice learn?
Apprentices do most of their learning at work and benefit from regular contact with their dedicated assigned assessor. There is coursework to be completed while on the course, which is to be submitted online, however, the knowledge to complete this is provided while learning inside your business.
How much do I have to pay an apprentice?
Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.
Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so
Why should I take on an apprentice?
Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business allowing them to grow and thrive. You gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way. They can motivate your workforce more and overall enhance your business performance while addressing skills shortages in your business.
Why choose us
We can help you to choose an apprenticeship course that is right for your employees, or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your setting. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.
We are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.
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