Business Administrator

Level 3 Apprenticeship

Designed as an entry level role into Business Administration, the Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship offers practical knowledge and skills from planning and organising, to record keeping and quality control.

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  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical Entry requirements: Level 2 Maths and English
  • Duration: 12 - 18 months
  • Professional registration links: Associate Member of CMI (ACMI)

Who is it for?

Business Administrator, Business Coordinator, Team leader or Supervisor.


  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management


This apprenticeship standard has been allocated a maximum funding cap of £5,000, which is the anticipated full cost for delivering this standard and the end point assessment.

Key Documents & Guidance

How it works

The Business Administrator apprenticeship is an exciting work-based route towards developing Business Administrators and includes work-based learning, which means that the apprentice is in paid employment for the duration of their apprenticeship and receives on the job training and support.

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Backed by our Royal Charter

We are the only professional body able to award Chartered Manager Status. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for for Foundation Chartered Manager, which puts you on a development pathway to full Chartered Manager status

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CMI Support

A support package can be offered alongside apprenticeships giving unlimited access to online resources mapped to the apprenticeship journey, as well as in person support for the apprentices, access to the CMI community and mentoring during their apprenticeship

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Professional Development

The apprenticeship delivers a professional pathway and the ongoing development of knowledge, skills and behaviours required by employers

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Supported Digital Delivery

Digital support is available, with content and practical resources mapped to the apprenticeship standard


Common Questions

To be able to deliver an apprenticeship a provider must be registered on the apprenticeship provider and assessment register (APAR).

If you are looking to become a provider, you can find more information here.

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All apprenticeships are required to have an end-point assessment that is carried out by an independent body. Apprentices must pass the end-point assessment in order to achieve their apprenticeship and receive their certificate.

The end point assessment involves a multi-choice test to last a maximum of 60 minutes and includes 50 equally weighted multi-choice questions with four possible answers each which typically needs to be passed before the apprentice progresses to the interview and presentation. The presentation with questions and answers is based on a topic set by the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), followed by a Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence (collated during their work/study time).

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) regulates the quality of apprenticeships. The IfATE’s role is also to advise on setting funding caps, and approve apprenticeship standards and assessment plans.

Yes – apprentices that successfully complete all parts of the Apprenticeship will receive a full apprenticeship certificate. This will be in addition to any qualifications that are taken as part of the apprenticeship.