Business Administration Apprenticeship

A paid on-the-job training course to give you the skills for working in business environments such as estate agents or solicitors offices

Entry requirements

Aged 16+

Course length

Between 1 and 2 years, depending on student progress


Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

Course content

Teaches students to carry out business administration tasks, and provides a foundation for a career working in different business settings such as estate agents, the legal profession, or small businesses. Consists of core units which all students must complete, and a choice of optional units depending on the job role they are doing whilst on the apprenticeship.

Mandatory units:
Communication in a business environment; principles of providing administration services; document production; information management; understanding employer organisations; managing personal performance and development; developing working relationships with colleagues.

Optional units:
Managing a diary system; collating report data; storing and retrieving information; producing minutes of meetings, handling mail, providing reception services; telephone skills; archiving information; delivering presentations; monitoring information systems.

Other information

• Students are employed by a business and receive a wage
• Training is a mix of practical on-the-job, and off-the-job training
• Students can progress onto an advanced apprenticeship in business administration (level 3) or consider other career development such as a diploma in team leading or management
• Tutors from Mode provide ongoing support and assessment to students throughout their course, and this includes additional training in English and maths if necessary

Costs and funding

This course costs £2000. The costs of training and assessment are paid for in full with government funding for 16 to 18 year olds. Costs are also covered for 19 to 24 year olds with an Education Health & Care Plan. There is a contribution from employers for apprentices who fall out of these categories. The course can also be paid for privately.

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