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


KNOWLEDGE (Acquired through formal learning and applied according to business environment around)

  • - The Organisation
  • - Value of their skills
  • - Stakeholders
  • - Relevant regulation
  • - Policies
  • - Business Fundamentals
  • - Processes
  • - External environment factors

SKILLS (Acquired and demonstrated through continuous professional development in)

  • - IT
  • - Record and Document Production
  • - Decision making
  • - Interpersonal Skills
  • - Communications
  • - Quality
  • - Planning and Organisation
  • - Project Management

BEHAVIOURS (Developed and exhibited in the workplace around)

  • - Professionalism
  • - Personal Qualities
  • - Managing Performance
  • - Adaptability
  • - Responsibility



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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