Business Administration - Advanced Apprenticeship

This Advanced Apprenticeship will enable you to develop skills in information management, event coordination and implementing procedures and systems.

In addition to developing a range of important administration skills you will also develop supervisory skills. Advanced Apprentices will work in roles such as administration executives/officers, administration team leaders, personal assistants or secretaries, including legal or medical secretaries.

During the Apprenticeship you will develop invaluable experience with an employer by undertaking a real job with real pay. Throughout the programme you will receive guidance and support from both your employer and a PETA mentor to ensure you gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to progress in your chosen career.

Course Details

  • Location: On-the-job with some training in Portsmouth
  • Duration: 15 months
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On completion of the Apprenticeship you will achieve;

  • Diploma in Business Administration - Level 3
  • Functional Skills at Level 2 - English, Maths and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Course Overview
Diploma in Business and Administration – Level 3
  • Mandatory units
    • Communicate in a business environment
    • Principles of business communication and information
    • Principles of administration
    • Principles of business
    • Manage personal and professional development
  • Optional Units

    A wide range of optional units are available which are chosen to best reflect the skills and knowledge needed to complete the job role, units include areas such as;
    • Manage an office facility
    • Analyse and present business data
    • Resolve business problems
    • Contribute to the improvement of the business environment
    • Design documents and
    • implement change
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Statutory rights and responsibilities
  • Procedures and documentation in your organisation
  • Source of information and advice
  • About your occupation and organisation
  • Occupations and career pathways
  • Representative bodies
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Effective participation
  • Self management
  • Team working
Functional Skills (if needed)
  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT


An Apprenticeship is all about learning on the job, there will be days where you attend our Business Training Centre located in central Portsmouth to undertake the taught aspects of the programme.

Additional Information

To be able to start this programme you need to be aged 16 and over with 4 GCSEs at grade C or higher including Maths and English or an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration or other related Level 2 qualification.

Course Dates

Apprenticeships are available throughout the year and are dependent upon finding a suitable employer.

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This is an Advanced Apprenticeship where the majority of the time is spent with an employer doing a real job.

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