Course Overview: Business and Administration plays a crucial role in organisations by handling day-to-day tasks and making sure the office runs smoothly. Administrators require a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail because their roles may involve organising people and resources, acting as personal assistants, secretaries, administration assistants, data entry clerks and office juniors. At level 2, the Business Administration Apprentice may be responsible for typing up documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, daily postal procedures, photocopying confidential documents, information communication and technology skills.
Course Content: This Apprenticeship includes the following elements:
- Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration
- Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Administration
- Level 1 Functional Skill in Mathematics
- Level 1 Functional Skill in English
- Level 1 Functional Skill in ICT
- Employer Rights and Responsibilities (Work-book)
This Apprenticeship develops skills in a variety of administrative duties including producing business documents, effective business systems, equipment and resources, business writing, resolving problems, communication and many more. The Apprenticeship also develops skills in analysing numerical information and communication relevant to the job role plus develops an understanding of employment rights and responsibilities.
Business Benefits: Training your staff through the Apprenticeship programme will help increase productivity, improve skills, raise customer service levels, improve morale and boost profits. Having trained staff in administration will improve business efficiency and help make your business more professional.
Individual Benefits: Completing an Apprenticeship is a great way to gain practical work experience, develop your skills and knowledge, achieve nationally recognised qualifications and earn a real wage. Achieving the Business Administration Apprenticeship will allow you to develop your skills and career in an area that is essential in any business.
Delivery Method: Apprenticeships are achieved through a blended learning approach, incorporating taught sessions, workplace learning, assessments and online learning. One-to-one support, tuition and advice are available from our team of experienced and qualified tutors, assessors and advisers.
Time Commitment: A minimum of 12 taught sessions (days) over 24 weeks, a one day induction, and taught sessions for Functional skills (if applicable). Plus regular workplace visits plus online learning and self directed study.
Assessment: This Apprenticeship is achieved by attending taught sessions, completing a work-based portfolio and doing timed and work-based assessments.
Progression through Truro and Penwith College:
- Business and Administration L3 Advanced Apprenticeship
- Customer Service Apprenticeship
- Team Leading Apprenticeship
Costs: The majority of the training costs delivered by the College for Apprenticeships is funded. There is a required employer contribution towards this as follows:
- Apprentices aged 16 – 18 = Free
- Apprentices aged 19+ = £250.00 Employer Contribution
Employers must pay Apprentices a wage (minimum of £2.65 per hour). Apprenticeships at Truro and Penwith College are only available to businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Why Choose Truro and Penwith College Business Centre?
- One of the top ten Colleges in the UK
- Awarded the Training Quality Standard for providing outstanding training and development for employers
- Designated Outstanding status by Ofsted (2008)
How does our training benefit your business?
- Our training improved the profits of 35% of the businesses we work with
- 68% of businesses became more efficient after training with us
- Training helped 84% of businesses we work with improve staff performance
“I am much more confident now!” – Jacob, Isles of Scilly
“My communications have improved throughout the process, I recommended the Apprenticeship to all my colleagues” – Mary Lou, Tremorvah Industries.
For further information and an application form please contact: Denise Caff, Truro and Penwith College, Palace Building, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HE. Tel: 01872 242711. Truro and Penwith College offers free impartial advice and guidance on all courses. For terms and conditions of use see are website: http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/business/
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