Business Administration


At 3aaa, we are the outstanding provider of Apprenticeships in England, specialising in the delivery of Business Administration Apprenticeships.

Around 4.5 million people help to keep businesses running in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors on a daily basis. The 3aaa Business Administration Apprenticeship is designed to give you the skills that meet the needs of this growing and demanding sector as well as the skills required by your employer.

As a business administrator, you will go onto to play a pivotal part in your organisation and our team will ensure that we prepare you with the skills to succeed in this vital sector.

key facts

simple facts you need to know

  • Lvl 3 NVQ Diploma in Business & Administration
  • 12monthsCourse length
  • 1day p/month3aaa Academy training
  • £3.40per hourMinimum Apprentice Wage

technical details

the important stuff

How will my training be delivered?
Training will be delivered at your local Academy and in your workplace. In the first month you will attend the Academy twice a week for an 8 day intensive bookkeeping study programme. You will then be expected to attend the training Academy on day release every month for the first 10 months of the Apprenticeship. Attendance is full time in the Academy and in your workplace.
Course Length:
- Minimum of 12 months – progressing onto Level 4 at our discretion. Overall it will be a 2 year programme.
- Fully funded
Entry Requirements
- To be aged 16 – 23 years old*
- Ideally have 5 GCSE’s – Grade C and above.
- Preferably English, Maths and ICT GCSE – Minimum of Grade C or equivalent.
- 3 Years EU residency
*Due to limited availability for those aged 24 years and above, please call us for a chat about career options.
You will work towards...
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business & Administration
- Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration
- Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (where applicable)
What skills will you gain?
During the Level 3 programme you will complete mandatory units in:
- Principles of business
- Principles of administration
- Principles of business communication and information
- How to communicate in a business environment
- Customer service skills such as supporting with reception duties
- How to manage personal and professional development
- How to communicate in a business environment
- Customer service skills such as supporting with reception duties
- How to manage personal and professional development
You will then choose from a range of more specialised business administrative and sector contextualised units that align to the duties of your role including:
- How to contribute to the involvement of business performance
- How to deliver a presentation
- How to manage an office facility
- How to monitor information systems
- How to participate in a project effectively
- How to manage individuals’ development within the workplace
- Principles of leadership and management
- How to chair and lead meetings
Potential Job Roles...
  • - Programme Support Officer
  • - Personal Assistant
  • - Business Development
  • - Administrative Manager
  • - Office Executive
  • - Legal Administrator
  • - Team Leader
  • - Office Supervisor

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  • 90% of Apprentices stay in employment after the end of their Apprenticeships.
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level 4 progression

don't stop at level 3

Upon completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will then move onto our Advanced Level 4 Apprenticeship, where you will have the following options:

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration
Further or Higher Education programmes 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 professional qualifications at level 4 and above

Please speak to a member of the 3aaa team to discuss your progression.

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