Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.
The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.
What are the requirements for EPA?
This apprenticeship has been designed by a range of employers to ensure that both new entrants and those interested in progressing a career in the sector have an opportunity to develop the right skills, knowledge and behaviours. This apprenticeship is a fantastic way of developing these skills whilst learning and gaining experience at work.
At the end of the programme apprentices will:
- demonstrate strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
- adopt a proactive approach to developing skills
- manage priorities and own time
- people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others
- use multiple it packages and system
- produce accurate records and documents.
End-point assessment grading
The apprenticeship is graded: Fail, Pass or Distinction. Apprentices must achieve a minimum of a pass in each of the 3 components.
Results are subject to moderation and will be issued every 10 working days to the named training provider. OAL will send results to the Education and Skills Funding Agency in line with guidelines for certification. It is expected that a period of further learning will need to be undertaken if the apprentice has to re-take any part of the end-point assessment. OAL can make exemptions to this ruling should reasons for the fail are deemed to be outside the control of the apprentice.