Business Administrator Level 3

This advanced Business Administrator apprenticeship is ideal for developing new and experienced people to 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.

Swarm focuses on making this a project based qualification that is designed for individuals who are in roles that have a fair amount of empowerment and able to be part of the developing processes and general running of the business. This course is designed to help the individual to improve practical and technical skills as well as well as developing commercial awareness and an enterprising attitude.

The course involves undertaking a real project that is agreed with the business that the apprentice can take ownership of and which adds measurable impact to the business or department.


Duration: 12- 18 months

  • One to One tutor visits at the workplace

  • Support of business mentor visits

  • Workshops in Business & Enterprise skills

  • course involves:

  • (Optional) Level 3 Diploma in Business & Administration

  • Functional Skills in English and Math’s (If required)

  • Business Project

Details of the Standard

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Entry Requirements : 
Learners must be employed within a role that will enable them to evidence the requirements of the qualification. Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification