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Develop your business career with the Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

The Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard is designed to develop your skills and knowledge further and enhance your career prospects in the business world. As a natural progression from the Level 2 Intermediate Business Administration Apprenticeship, this Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone working in either of the following roles:

  • Administration Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Business Administrator
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Supervisor

The knowledge, skills and behaviour that you develop on this Apprenticeship can be applied across all sectors in many different types of businesses. Upon successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship in addition to Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English.

Business Administrator Level 3

12 - 18 months

City & Guilds

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What you can expect from your Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship

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 throughout the public, private and charitable sectors. Your role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services.

Our Paragon Skills Personal Tutors will deliver learning and provide coaching and resources to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviour in the following key areas:

Skills Knowledge Behaviours/Attitude
The organisation Business fundamentals Professionalism
Policies Project management Managing performance
Stakeholders Decision making Adaptability
Relevant regulation Planning and organisation Responsibility
Processes IT Personal quotes

I believe my early success and experience was only made possible because the apprenticeship through Paragon provided me with a unique opportunity to realise and understand my potential.



Your pathway to success

Becoming a qualified business administrator is a skill for life that can open doors to a long and rewarding career.

As a business administrator, you could work in a variety of areas, for example, small family run businesses, medium-sized organisations, large corporations, law firms, reception desks in the service sector and a variety of other businesses that require organisation and administration skills.

The natural progression once you have completed your Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship is the Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and are here to support you throughout every stage of your Apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today and start your career on the Apprenticeship route with Paragon Skills.

What you could do next

What you could do next

Business Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Administrator
  • Office Junior
  • Receptionist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Junior Legaletary
  • Junior Medical Secretary

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • Administration executive/officer
  • Administration Team Leader
  • Personal Assistant
  • Secretary, including Legal or Medical Secretaries

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

  • Business Administration Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

    Level 4 Business Administration is a higher Apprenticeship aimed at those already in a role with senior administrative or management responsibilities. You may already lead or manage a team, or wish to move on to such a role. It aims to develop knowledge and understanding of complex business functions and activities.

  • 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 Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

    The Customer Service Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 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.