Course Title Business and Professional Administration Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Level: 4
Code M02-B

Overview of the Course

Professional administration holds an important support role within any business or organisation. This apprenticeship will support management level administrators to work effectively with leadership and direction, information systems, contracts and tenders, change and innovation and business processes and problems. This Higher Apprenticeship is aimed at individuals within a management position and focused on developing knowledge to operate at a higher skill level within business strategy functions. This Level 4 qualification consists of a BTEC Diploma and NVQ to achieve the Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration. Both are achieved through a combination of mandatory and optional credits. Mandatory units include: Communicate in a Business Environment , Manage Personal and Professional Development, Manage the Work of an Administrative Function and Resolve Administrative Problems. Optional units include: Manage Information Systems, Contribute to the Improvements of Business Performance, Negotiate in a Business Environment, Deliver a Presentation Analyse and Present Business Data, Manage a Budget, Manage Business Risk and Recruitment, Selection and Induction Practice. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship.


Higher qualification or Foundation Degree.

Course Duration

24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  • Earn while you learn
  • Learning skills that employers want
  • Excellent progression routes
  • Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  • Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Mandatory classes will take place on the college campus to deliver the BTEC Diploma. As well as an initial assessment to determine current learning level, the assessor will visit on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which consists of knowledge and competence units within the NVQ. At these meetings assessment methods will take place including; observations, discussions, question and answer sessions and regular performance reviews.

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