Diploma in Business Administration Level 3

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Business and Administration.


Total cost per candidate
(Levy Employer)


Employer 5% contribution once Levy exhausted or Non Levy Employer


End Point Assessment Cost
(Paid by Kiwi)


Who is this course suitable for?
A high quality administrative function is essential to all businesses and organisations, whatever their product, function or sector. Advanced Apprentices typically undertake a variety of complex tasks. They’ll have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility and may provide some supervisory support.

What is required to join this course?
This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is a competency based qualification and chosen units need to be linked to their job role. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification. Learners should also have literacy and numeracy skills.

Aims and objectives of this qualification

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to operate as a successful business administrator
  • Confirm competence of those already fulfilling a business administration role
  • Allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to business administration roles, such as communication, presentation skills and providing administrative support

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Develop the skills and qualities valued in employees by employers
  • Understand and work on their strengths and weaknesses as a business administrator

How will this course be taught?
This is a work based qualification. Learners will be visited in their workplace by an Assessor, who will assess them using observation, discussion, product evidence, assignments and witness statements. Assessors will require access to carry out observation of the learner in the workplace demonstrating their skills, attributes and competencies. This will be necessary and will be used to assess your competence in your job.

What are the career/progression opportunities?
Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration



  • Unit 01
  • Principles of business
  • Unit 02
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Unit 03
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Unit 04
  • Principles of administration
  • Unit 05
  • Manage personal and professional development


  • Unit 06
    Contribute to the development and implementation of an information system
  • Unit 07
    Contribute to the improvement of business performance
  • Unit 08
    Negotiate in a business environment
  • Unit 09
    Evaluate the provision of business travel or accommodation
  • Unit 10
    Develop a presentation
  • Unit 11
    Manage an office facility
  • Unit 12
    Provide administrative support in schools
  • Unit 13
    Build legal case files
  • Unit 14
    Deliver a presentation
  • Unit 15
    Analyse and present business data
  • Unit 16
    Create bespoke business documents
  • Unit 17
    Manage legal case files



Diploma in Business Administration

Qualification Level

Level 3

Awarding organisation

Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDI)



Applications accepted throughout the year.

Additional pricing information

Full funding is available for 16-18 year-olds. Funding may also be available for those 19+, however this based on prior attainment and on an individual basis. Please contact us for the latest Apprenticeship funding opportunities.

Instruction language


Qualification Duration

Minimum of 12 months



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