Business and Administration

DSC_8175 minitpm offers training to help people develop careers in Business and Administration. Programmes available include Apprenticeships, Traineeships and NVQs.

Is Business and Administration for me?

Business and Administration is about the tasks, systems and communications that help an office run smoothly. It involves setting up and following systems and procedures. To succeed in this sector you should be responsible and presentable with good communication skills. You should be organised, enjoy team work, and have lots of energy. Being punctual and committed with excellent attendance is also important.  An Apprenticeship in Business and Administration is an ideal way to start a career in office support.

Successful Business and Administration apprentices can secure future roles like:

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Secretarial Assistant
  • HR Administrator
  • Legal Administration Assistant
  • Team Administrator

Do I have to pay for an Apprenticeship?

If you’re aged 16 to 18, the Government will usually pay for you to do an apprenticeship. If you’re over 19 you might need to find an employer to sponsor you. If you’re aged 19 or over, you may be entitled to an advanced learning loan.

more: Funding: who pays for my apprenticeship?

Do I need any qualifications to get on a Business and Administration Apprenticeship?

You don’t need many formal qualifications but you will be expected to achieve Maths, English at the relevant level to your apprenticeship, if you have not achieved GCSE or Functional Skills Maths and English at school.

If you don’t have these skills yet, you may be eligible for a Traineeship. This is a short course which gives 16-18 year old people the skills they need to get onto an apprenticeship.

more: Traineeships

What happens on an Apprenticeship?

As a Business and Administration apprentice you are employed and undertake paid work in industry. Your Apprenticeship will last a minimum of 13 months. Apprentices earn a salary whilst training.

Once a week you will attend our training centre where you will receive support on Maths, English and ICT. Learners who have already achieved the appropriate level (GCSE or equivalent) of Maths, English or ICT will be exempt from this.

The rest of your working week is spent ‘on the job’, in your place of work, where you will learn practical and interpersonal skills from business professionals. All apprentices are assigned a personal tutor/assessor who supports the delivery of your award. Your personal tutor/assessor will arrange visits at your place of work to carry out observations and set work tasks for you to complete.

Observations can include learning how to:

  • operate office equipment safely
  • dealing with visitors
  • organising and supporting meetings
  • following procedures in a business environment

What will I gain?

Your Apprenticeship will give you:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration and Level 1 Functional Maths, English and ICT where these have not already been achieved.
  • Strong interpersonal and practical administration skills
  • Work experience
  • An understanding of the importance of respecting people and different cultures

What can I do after my Apprenticeship?

Once qualified, you can progress onto our Advanced Apprenticeship which gives you Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration. This 13 – 18 month courses increase your chances of promotion and further development in your career. Beyond this you can equip yourself for a management role with a Level 4 qualification or opt to go to University. We can also advise you on progressing into higher education.

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