New apprenticeships Business Administrator (L3)

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About the role

This apprenticeship standard is for apprentices who wish to gain the competencies required to work within a Business Administrator role.

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Apprentices will develop a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in small and large businesses alike across the public, private and charitable sector. They will bring added value to the business, contributing to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as required.

This role needs strong verbal and written communication skills and for apprentices to work independently and with initiative. They will take responsibility for the outcomes of their work including developing, implementing, maintaining and improving business administrative functions and services.

This apprenticeship standard is a minimum 12-month programme and should typically be completed within 18 months.

On-programme

On-programme

We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.

You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.

Qualifications

Apprentices must achieve a minimum of Level 2 English and Level 2 maths

There are optional qualifications available which are designed to support both off-the-job and on-the-job training and development of apprentices on the apprenticeship standard:

As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.


Learning resources

Apprenticeship handbook
An ideal course companion to support apprentices throughout their on-programme learning for Business Administrator Level 3.

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EPA practise and prepare resources
Get all the guidance and support that apprentices need to prepare for their EPA for Business Administrator Level 3.

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Digital learning resources on Learning Hub
An online interactive learning programme which supports the off-the-job training and development of apprentices on the Business Administrator Level 3 Aprenticeship Standard.

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English and maths resources
We have a wide range of resources and useful tools to complement your programme, including assessment tools, podcasts and training events. 

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End-point assessment

End-point assessment

As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services, resources and support from our experienced EPA team to equip you and your learners with the diverse requirements of the apprenticeship standards.

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard EPA plan changes

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has published a latest version 3 of the assessment plan for the Business Administrator Standard - ST0070/AP03.

As of 10 September 2020, all new apprentices starting on the Business Administrator Standard will be registered against version 3 of the assessment plan and undertake EPA as per its requirements.

Any apprentices registered prior to 10 September 2020 should remain on version 1 of the assessment plan - ST0070/AP01.

The end-point assessment is made up of three components:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project presentation

Graded Pass and Distinction on the achievement of score per each weighted component

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The end-point assessment is made up of three components:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project presentation

Graded Pass and Distinction on the achievement of pass and distinction assessment criteria for each component

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Our range of EPA resources such as EPA specification, additional resources document and practice knowledge test are designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and/or hone essential skills required.

They are available to our customers who have signed up to Pearson EPA and include information on:

  • Structure
  • Grading
  • Gateway requirements
  • Assessment content
  • Evidence requirement for each component

We have designed a step-by-step guide, with signposts to our key supporting information, resources and services available at every stage of the process.

End-point assessment - Business and administration

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