• Qualifications in Business Administration

Business Administration Apprenticeships

Business Administration Apprenticeships can cover many different job roles across hundreds of sectors in business's large and small. The skills and knowledge you'll gain during the course of your Apprenticeship will be of value to lots of employers. This wide range of jobs combined with the broad array of skills you'll acquire mean that a Business Administration Apprenticeship could be the stepping stone to a successful career. At ATT we currently offer Business Administration Apprenticeships at Level 2, 3 and 4.

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Level 2 in Business Administration

  • There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however it may be helpful to have a keen interest in business and administration, a “can do” attitude and have basic numeracy and literacy skills. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+.
  • To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration learners must achieve a minimum of 45 credits:
    • Group A - 21 exact credits
    • Group B - 14 minimum credits
    • Remaining credits from groups B, C or D, with a maximum of 10 credits from C and 6 from D

    Full details of the units can be found on the factsheet under the download tab.
    You will also have the opportunity to gain English, Maths and ICT at Functional Skills Level 2 if you have not already attained an equivalent qualification.
  • The Apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months with a minimum of Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 450 hours including 229 hours of Guided Learning Hours (GLH).
  • The Business Administration Apprenticeship is suitable for Administration Assistants/Clerks and Receptionist etc. It's ideal for most sectors including Financial Services, Hospitality, Sport and Recreation, Health and Social Care, Travel and Tourism, Local Government, Power & Energy and Housing. Progression routes include advanced Apprenticeships such as level 3 Business Administrator and level 3 Team Leader.

Level 3 in Business Administration

  • Entry requirements are set by the employer.
  • You'll gain a level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. You'll also be required to attain maths and English at Functional Skills level 2, if you don't already have a GCSE grade C or above in maths and English.
    Full details of the qualification can be found on the factsheet under the downloads tab.
  • The Apprenticeship can last a mimimum of 12 months up to 18 months.
  • Successful completion can lead to promotion towards team leader, management or senior support role and continued professional development. You could also consider a higher Level 4 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Level 4 in Business Administration

  • There are no prerequisites for this qualification,but you should have experience of working in an administration environment and have some team leading or management responsibility. A Level 2 Maths and English qualification or equivalent would be helpful. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19+.
  • OCR Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration, you will also be required to attain Functional Skills level 2 in maths, English and ICT if you do not already have an equivalent qualification.
    Full details of the qualification can be found on the factsheet under the downloads tab.
  • 15 months with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 389 hours including 296 hours of Guided Learning Hours (GLH).
  • You will work to improve, expand and enhance your abilities to allow you to excel in an administrative role and build a successful career and potential promotion. After completion you will be able to manage areas such as managing events, information systems, budgets and professional development as well as:
    • Design business processes and optimise the use of technology
    • Develop and maintain working relationships with stakeholders and other professionals
    • Gain an understanding of marketing, IT systems and finance


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