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Business Administrator – L3

Business Administrator – L3 - Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer to meet their requirements, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C/Grade 4 or higher.

Apprenticeship Profile:

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.


The on-programme pace will be driven by the apprentice and guided by your dedicated trainer.  The Business Administrator apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months and should typically be completed within 18 months.


This apprenticeship standard requires the qualifications listed below and S6F will provide a clear learning journey to take you from entry point through to the gateway, ready for the end-point assessment and successful achievement. In order to meet this apprenticeship standards, apprentices must:

  • Work through the apprenticeship standard displaying all the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required
  • Achieve a minimum of Level 2 English and Level 2 Maths
  • Build a small portfolio of evidence ready for the end point assessment
  • Optional – BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

Click on the link to see the Apprenticeship Standard Requirements – Business Administration L3_Knowledge Skills Behaviours


The final assessment will be undertaken by an Independent Assessor and is called the End-Point Assessment.

There are four components that make up end-point assessment for the Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

  • On-screen knowledge test – 50 multi-choice questions
  • Competency based interview – portfolio based – at least one piece of evidence for each of the KSBs (minimum of 8 – 12 pages)
  • Project presentation – project you have completed or a process you have improved

Marks will be allocated across all four assessment components being assessed, with each component having a pass mark of 60%.

The total percentages will make an overall percentage and decide what grade you get overall and will be either Fail, Pass or Distinction.

At the end of the End-point Assessment, you will be told how you have done by the Independent Assessor and they will apply for your Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate.


Completion of the Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship may be a gateway to further opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.  Further progression onto the Business and Professional Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship, is also available, depending on the work and role you carry out.