Business Administrator

Apprenticeship , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


“The decision that made me pick between here and other places was when I came to the open day everyone was just really friendly and open, and it just felt like a really welcoming environment to be in.”


“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”


Did you know!

  • Business administration apprenticeships account for 30% of all apprenticeship starts nationally.
  • 94.7% of apprentices found our college induction useful and provided them with the knowledge required for their course.
  • Those who complete apprenticeships are said to earn £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees do.

Course Information


This programme develops an administrator’s existing skills to produce a member of staff who delivers their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity.


With the apprenticeship, you will become a well-rounded member of staff who understands how their administration role fits into the business as a whole. Although you will not need to be in a management position to complete this programme, you will need to show people management skills through coaching or mentoring.

Benefits and skills

  • Using multiple IT packages
  • Recording and producing documents
  • Making decisions that your role
  • Developing interpersonal skills
  • Communicating effectively
  • Ensuring quality and continuous improvement
  • Planning and organisation
  • Managing projects
  • Entry requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Senior Administrator

    As a senior administrator you will coordinate duties within the office. In addition, you will manage stakeholder engagement, create and distribute documents to internal staff and will mentor new staff.

    Team Leader

    As a team leader you will manage a small team of
    staff to meet business requirements. In addition, you will ensure the training
    and development of staff and improvement of processes. You will also oversee the
    quality of administration provision.

    Personal Assistant (PA)

    As a PA you will support senior managers and
    executives with daily clerical tasks. In addition, you will organise meetings,
    schedule travel and accommodation and will provide statistical and budget

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:


  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 6 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Course details

    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 71864-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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