Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Business Administration Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:24 Month(s)
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:Flexible

Course Overview

These higher level programmes develop management, leadership and employability skills, which are all essential for the workplace. Higher level apprentices will work in roles such as office managers, administration team leaders, personal assistants or business development executives. It is expected that they will have significant experience of working in a business environment to ensure they have the foundations on which to further build their knowledge and skills.

Apprenticeships are made up of framework of qualifications and training based on testing competency and developing practical, occupational and transferable skills.

OCR Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)

Mandatory Units:
• Communicate in a business environment
• Resolve administrative problems
• Manage the work of an administrative function
• Manage personal and professional development

Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative

Key Learning Outcomes
• Supporting business activities
• Managing sustainability and risk
• Communicating in business
• Culture and ethics in a business environment
• Business administration systems
• Managing people and performance in a business environment
• Personal effectiveness in a business environment
• Managing business facilities

Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook

There is no upper age limit for apprenticeships making it a course ideal for both those looking to start a career in a particular sector or those who are already employed and looking to get qualifications that recognise their experience and gives them opportunity to progress further in their career.

Progression & Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you may be able to progress onto a management qualification. Career opportunities include job roles such as office managers, administration team leaders, personal assistants or business development executives.

Entry Requirements

Ideally candidates should have 3 GCSEs grade C or above and be in a relevant job role, have a contract of employment and work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Candidates must already have completed a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration to progress onto the Level 4.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

These qualifications are delivered mostly in the workplace with College release required to develop the knowledge-based elements of the framework and functional skills. There are 12 half-day College sessions throughout the duration of the course. You will be assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including observation, questioning, professional discussions, witness testimonials and candidate work products and statements.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.