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Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration

An Apprenticeship is a great way of developing the skills and gaining the experience you need to progress in your chosen career. This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working as or wishing to work as an administration team leader, a personal assistant or a business development executive.

Over the course of the programme Apprentices will work towards achievement of a Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration and a Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business. The programme provides Apprentices with an opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and experience they will need to progress to roles with additional responsibilities and onto future learning opportunities, if they wish to do so.

What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?

The aim of this apprenticeship framework is to provide employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with a business and administration workforce who have the skills, knowledge and competencies to support business systems, processes and services and who can contribute to making businesses more efficient and productive. Apprenticeships offer employers the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.


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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. You will also be required to carry out a skills test.
To be accepted onto the programme you will need to have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration or equivalent and must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 2 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available here: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.

Higher apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, may progress onto:

  • the Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Management & Leadership
  • further or higher education to undertake business related or other qualifications, including:
  • foundation degrees in areas such as business, business management, and business administration
  • a range of business and management undergraduate programmes
  • a range of business or management professional qualifications at level 5 and above
  • further employment opportunities within their current job role/alternative job roles
  • specialised qualifications providing additional technical knowledge
  • possible membership of professional bodies.

With additional training, higher apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles including operations director, business development manager, company secretary or a wide range of managerial roles within business.

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Basic Information

Course Code B80A46207P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 4
Type High Apprenticeship
Fee An employer contribution may be required
Start Date Various

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