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Develop your career with the Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

The Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship is aimed at those already in a business role with senior administrative or management responsibilities. You may already lead or manage a team, or wish to develop your career in that direction. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of more complex business functions and activities. Typical job roles at this level include:

  • Office Supervisor
  • Section Manager
  • Administration / Data Manager
  • Trainee Manager
  • Assistant Manager 

Upon successful completion of your Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Level 4 Diploma in Business & Administration and have gained significant valuable work experience. 

Diploma in Business Administration Level 4

12 - 18 months

City & Guilds

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What you can expect from your Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

The Level 4 Business Administration Higher Apprenticeship has been developed to support those already employed in a business environment role at a higher level such as senior administrators, team leaders or managers. During your Apprenticeship, you will be required to undertake a number of mandatory and optional units. 

 Units include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Resource management
  • Recruitment and selection of staff
  • Managing information and knowledge
  • Business law
  • Administrative systems 

In addition, you will undertake training to learn how to assess and manage risk, manage and improve your own performance in a business environment, prepare, coordinate and monitor operational plans, manage budgets, manage the office environment, and provide leadership and direction for your department.

The exact details of your job during your Apprenticeship depend on your specific employer, but typically in a full-time role you can expect to work between 35 and 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday and may include overtime.


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Your pathway to success

Qualifying with a Business Administration higher level 4 qualification can open doors to a long and rewarding career in a variety of areas, industries and sectors.

Higher level business administration skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of organisations of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy. Many business leaders and senior staff are innovative, creative, visionary and inspirational and are heavily relied upon to sustain the UK as one of the world’s leading economies.

Due to the varied nature of business administration work, there are many job roles that apply to the higher level course. A Higher Apprenticeship can also lead to further academic qualifications, such as an Honours Degree. The majority of Apprentices continue working for the company that they trained with - at a higher level. It is also possible to move to a different company with the qualifications gained.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to making sure that you get the best possible start in your chosen career.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this is you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you and the Management Higher Level Apprenticeship.

What you could do next

What you could do next

Business Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Administrator
  • Office Junior
  • Receptionist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Junior Legal Secretary
  • Junior Medical Secretary

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • Administration Executive/Officer
  • Personal Assistant
  • Administration Team Leader
  • Legal Secretary
  • Medical Secretary
  • Secretary

Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

  • Section Manager
  • First Line Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Trainee Manager
  • Senior Supervisor


  • Business Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    The level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship is designed with a variety of administrative roles in mind, including receptionists, junior legal assistants and any role involving supporting the organisation in terms of administration.

  • Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business administrator with the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

    Are you a good communicator and love helping people? Develop the skills you need to become a Customer Service Assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this energetic and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

    The Level 3 Customer Service Apprenticeship will provide you with an excellent platform to increase your skills, knowledge and experience in a customer-facing environment.

  • Team Leading Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Develop the skills you need to become a team leader with the Team Leading Level 2 Apprenticeship.

  • Team Leader / Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

    Ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step into line management, or for those with some experience of managing a team or project to deliver clearly defined outcomes.

  • Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard

    The role of an operations manager is vital for ensuring that a strong reputation is maintained in the marketplace. They are a conduit between different departments providing important feedback and communication. In many cases, they are responsible for ensuring that final products meet strict quality standards set by industry regulation.