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Business Administration Level 3

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship


About The Course

This qualification is designed to equip your Business Administrators with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to support and engage with different parts of your organisation.

Focusing on adding value and contributing to operational efficiencies.
Job roles within this sector which are supported by this qualification could include:

  • Office/Facilities Manager
  •  Office/Facilities Co-Ordinator
  • Personal Assistant

As the qualification is generic, learners could work in these or similar roles in a wide variety of sectors.

Course Information

  • Standard Reference


  • Course Duration

    15 Months

  • Course Costs

    £5000 - Our training courses are either funded by the Government or by employers apprenticeship levy account, depending on the size of the company. Learners are not required to pay towards their apprenticeship training

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an apprenticeship course, the following criteria must be met:

  • Be aged 16+ at the time of enrolment
  • Be a citizen of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA), or have lived in the UK or EEA for the past three consecutive years
  • Be in full-time employment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Not already hold a qualification at level 4/ foundation degree/HNC or above in the same area that you wish to study

Entry Requirements

  • Be employed within a job role in which your day to day responsibilities support the knowledge, skills and behaviours

Course Curriculum

The Organisation

  • Understands organisational purpose, activities, aims, values, vision for the future, resources and the way that the political/economic environment affects the organisation.

Value Of Their Skills

  • Knows organisational structure and demonstrates understanding of how their work benefits the organisation.
  • Knows how they fit within their team and recognises how their skills can help them to progress their career.


  • Has a practical knowledge of managing stakeholders and their differing relationships to an organisation.
  • This includes internal and external customers, clients and/or suppliers.
  • Liaises with internal/external customers, suppliers or stakeholders from inside or outside the UK.
  • Engages and fosters relationships with suppliers and partner organisations.

Relevant Regulation

  • Understands laws and regulations that apply to their role including data protection, health & safety, compliance etc. Supports the company in applying the regulations.


  • Understands the organisation’s internal policies and key business policies relating to sector.

Business Fundamentals

  • Understands the applicability of business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management.


  • Understands the organisation’s processes, e.g. making payments or processing customer data.
  • Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements.
  • Applying a solutions-based approach to improve business processes and helping define procedures.
  • Understands how to administer billing, process invoices and purchase orders.

External Environment Factors

  • Understands relevant external factors e.g. market forces, policy & regulatory changes, supply chain etc. and the wider business impact).
  • Where necessary understands the international/global market in which the employing organisation is placed.


  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages.
  • Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem.
  • Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.

Record and Document Production

  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management.
  • Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others’ work.
  • Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation’s procedures.
  • Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.

Decision Making

  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement.
  • Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way.
  • Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately.
  • Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.


  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms.
  • Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately.
  • Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately.
  • Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.

Planning and Organisation

  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace.
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation).
  • Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities.
  • Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate.
  • Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.


  • Completes tasks to a high standard.
  • Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themselves to continuously improve their work.
  • Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements.
  • Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly.
  • Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.

Project Management

  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report.
  • Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects.
  • Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.


  • Behaves in a professional way. This includes: personal presentation, respect, respecting and encouraging diversity to cater for wider audiences, punctuality and attitude to colleagues, customers and key stakeholders.
  • Adheres to the organisation’s code of conduct for professional use of social media.
  • Acts as a role model, contributing to team cohesion and productivity – representing the positive aspects of team culture and respectfully challenging inappropriate prevailing cultures.

Personal Qualities

  • Shows exemplary qualities that are valued including integrity, reliability, self-motivation, being pro-active and a positive attitude.
  • Motivates others where responsibility is shared.

Managing Performance

  • Takes responsibility for their own work, accepts feedback in a positive way, uses initiative and shows resilience.
  • Takes responsibility for their own development, knows when to ask questions to complete a task and informs their line manager when a task is complete.
  • Performs thorough self-assessments of their work and complies with the organisation’s procedures.


  • Is able to accept and deal with changing priorities related to both their own work and to the organisation.


  • Demonstrates taking responsibility for team performance and quality of projects delivered.
  • Takes a clear interest in seeing that projects are successfully completed and customer requests handled appropriately.
  • Takes initiative to develop own and others’ skills and behaviours.

What Support Do Learners Receive?

Online Learning
Our programme is developed with a blended approach giving apprentices support in both the workplace alongside online learning resources to support their
Apprentices are provided with their own unique portal they can access to upload their work and receive feedback from their assessor.
Access to a vast amount of learning support materials that can be accessed at any time so they can make the most of their face to face training.
Dedicated Tutor Support
RM Training assessors support apprentices throughout the programme.
We will provide a single point of contact for any questions or help your apprentice needs.
Help apprentices to build their portfolio as the programme progresses.
Meet apprentices and their managers regularly in the workplace to check their progress and provide support where required.

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