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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Advanced apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration. You can progress onto further or higher education to undertake business related or other qualifications, including Foundation degrees in areas such as business, business management, and business administration, a range of business and management undergraduate programmes, or a range of business professional qualifications at Level 4 and above. With additional training, advanced apprentices may also be able to progress in their careers to roles including Office Manager or other managerial roles within business.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration or have 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher including English and Maths or have a relevant Level 2 business administration qualification* or have relevant experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths.

*please call Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

What does this programme involve?

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration is primarily for those with some prior experience in a business or administration role, although this is not a formal entry requirement. The following pathway options are offered:

-business administration
-legal administration

The business administration pathway includes the following core units: communicating in a business environment, managing personal and professional development, the principles of business communication and information, principles of administration and the principles of business.

The legal administration pathway includes the following core units: communication in a business environment, managing personal performance and development, legal text and audio processing, proofreading in the legal environment and business skills in the legal environment.

Both pathways offer a wide choice of unit options to select from.

You will achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma qualification. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English, maths and ICT.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college one day per week during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 18 months unless you are aged 19 or older and have undertaken relevant prior learning.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.

What else do I need to know?

Due to the current national reform of apprenticeships, the information detailed for this framework was correct at the time it was sent to print. For September 2018, all apprenticeships will be delivered as a standard and details of these will be updated on our website as soon as the information is released. Please visit for up-to-date course information or to discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BECT3 Eastleigh College 1/10/2018 Mon 09:00 – 16:00 36 Please Enquire

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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Luke, Business Admin

Luke used his Business Administration course to excel in a career as an Account Manager for a finance company, complete with his own company car!


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