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Business Administrator – Advanced Apprenticeship

During this apprenticeship you will cover a range of skills to help you develop, implement, maintain and improve administrative services that can be applied in all sectors. Business Administration requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail. This course allows progression within an organisation, including management opportunities.

During this apprenticeship, you will be required to learn the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:

– IT
– Record and document production
– Decision-making
– Interpersonal skills
– Communications
– Quality
– Planning and organisation
– Project management

– The Organisation
– Stakeholders
– Relevant regulations
– Business fundamentals
– External environmental factors
– Project management

– Professionalism
– Personal qualities
– Managing performance
– Adaptability
– Responsibility

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : AB33 (2024)
Level : Level 3
Duration : 15 Months
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Course details


You will be required to undertake an end-point assessment will consist of a knowledge test, a portfolio-based interview and a presentation.

Entry Requirements

Ideally you will have achieved GCSE grade 4-9 / C-A* in English and Maths. However, if you have not achieved these we will work with you to achieve a Level 2 in English and Maths prior to taking your end-point assessment.


This administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles. The course can lead onto a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or the FdA in Business and Administration.

Facilities and resources

As an apprentice, you will have full access to the college facilities.


Q. Can I start at any time?

A. There are start points in September, November, January and April. Please get in contact with us to discuss the best start date for you.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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