Please note: By applying for this apprenticeship, you are expressing an interest.
You will have a conditional place on the course once you have applied directly to an employer and been successful at interview.
We would encourage you to look at a full time backup as well.
This is a 1 year full time work based training course.
Is This Course For Me?
This course is for you if you have an interest in working in a business environment, providing administration and organisation support to a variety of people. You will learn all about the basics of working in administration and apply this knowledge to your own workplace to show your understanding and competence in carrying out a range of tasks.
What Will I Learn?
You will learn about the basics of administration - communication, information management, working relationships, understanding business organisation and structure and areas such as meetings work, customer service, travel and accommodation, mail and telephone services and office equipment.
What Else Will I Gain?
An apprenticeship with The Sheffield College provides college based days where you will learn about the different areas of work in administration, and on-the-job training with an employer for the remaining 4 days. The college programme runs for 15 weeks during which time you will learn about the areas of work which need to be evidenced from your workplace. Your workplace will provide you with the opportunity to practice and apply the learning as well as giving you training in the specific needs of your job. This learning and evidence of competence will be used to gain the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.
On your programme you will also study Maths, English and ICT as required by the framework.
Why Study This Course At The Sheffield College?
You will learn from experienced, specialised and enthusiastic lecturers, supported by experienced Training Assessment Facilitators who provide a link between college and your workplace. You will have access to up-to-date IT facilities and course resources on the college intranet which can be accessed at home.
4 GCSEs at minimum grade 3 (or acceptable alternatives) including minimum Grade 3 in English Language and Maths.
You will also need to gain a suitable employer.
You can do this through searching for vacancies on our website http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/apprenticeship/vacancies/ and applying directly to the employer. This will be followed by a competitive interview process.
Or by approaching employers yourself to ask if they will take on an apprentice. Once you find a suitable employer you should contact the college with their details.
Where can it lead?
This course opens up a wide range of opportunities, often leading to offers of full-time employment. You may progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship course (Level 3) often with the same employer, or may decide that a different area of work interests you (eg specialising in customer service or accounts) and could access an apprenticeship in that area. Completion of the framework will show that you have completed a course of academic and vocational study and provide you with the qualifications you need to apply for job roles such as administrator, business support officer, receptionist, information controller, clerical officer, with a range of employers including health service, universities, local and national government offices.