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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This apprenticeship provides a solid foundation of skills for anyone who has autonomy within an administrative role. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and understanding you need to enhance your role, profile and status within any type of business or organisation.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSE grades A-C in English and Maths and will require an interview before enrolling on this course. In addition to good literacy and numeracy skills, you will need to be well motivated and self disciplined.

Course Content

There are four mandatory units:
  •  Manage own performance in a business environment
  •  Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
  •  Work in a business environment
  •  Communicate in a business environment
There are also optional units and you will complete a Level 3 Technical
Certificate; Functional Skills at Level 2 in Mathematics, English and ICT;
and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on and off the job where you will be given dedicated mentors to support and guide you through your qualification. There is in-house training on a day release basis to gain a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
You may wish to consider Level 3 qualifications in fields such
as customer service and management or other routes of self development.
 
Careers
 
The course will help you to advance your career in an office or
administrative environment and to broaden your role to include
elements such as team leading and customer service.

 

Daniel Ranby

Daniel Ranby

Business student turned entrepreneur

Daniel Ranby is pursuing his dreams in the business world, and doing a good job of catching them up. The former Derby College student told our Alumni Team about his time at College, his latest business venture and his tips to succeed in business.Daniel graduated from Derby College with a Business Studies qualification under his belt and plenty of ambition."The Business Studies course made me more open minded. It was my initial insight into what is really involved in running my own business and what it takes to succeed." Daniel had big plans for his future, but it wasn't until he started studying that he was able to begin shaping them into something that could make money.Today, our entrepreneurial former student runs his own extremely successful business, which he built from scratch. Commercial Consultants is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the engineering, operations and business management sectors of the transport industries. "I started my business with only two computers. My ex-business partner put in £800. I've been running the business for eleven years now and I bought out my partner four years ago. I have full control over all aspects of the business, from the profit and loss to the planning and strategy."Daniel describes his journey as "Starting up from a blank piece of paper and having to make everything happen from scratch," something which he is understandably proud of, but more so because his business is now "achieving over 3.5 million in revenue." We asked Daniel what it takes to succeed in the business world: "A lot of drive is required and the ability to bounce back is a must." He is currently looking forward to starting another business.

"I always wanted to run my own business, and Derby College gave me the insight I needed."

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