Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Business Administration

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 2
Credit Value:
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


This intermediate course will prepare you for further study or a career in the dynamic business administration sector.

This course combines study with learning on-the-job. You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice administrator

You will gain evidence from your place of work, which will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship.
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Apprenticeships are a mixture of work based learning and education, which includes the following elements: -
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (which is often referred to as a technical certificate)
  • Functional Maths Level 1
  • Functional English Level 2


You will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, plus take part in training for approximately 1 day. The exact working and training hours will be dependent upon the needs of the employer.

Teaching & assessment

The assessment process for an NVQ qualification is ongoing throughout the course. You are required to build up a portfolio of evidence, which is assessed internally and also externally verified by OCR. Assessment takes place in the workplace and in College.

In addition to the NVQ qualification, you will be studying for Key Skills qualifications and Technical Certificates which are exam based.

You could progress to Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Business Administration with New College Durham.

Meet our students

Stephen Bradley (L3 Business Admin)

Stephen Bradley

Stephen completed his GCSEs and gained full-time employment with New College Durham.

Lauren Edge CS

Lauren Edge

After initially completing a performing arts course at New College Durham, Lauren Edge decided that returning to New College to complete an Apprenticeship in Business Administration was the change in direction her career needed.

What else?


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Entry Criteria

There are no pre-requisite qualifications, however to achieve the qualification you must have an appropriate work placement within administration.