Business Administration Technical

Modern Apprenticeship



This Technical Apprenticeship helps provide a way for people already in the role to upgrade their skills. It's suitable for employees working in roles such as:

  • administration assistant

  • clerical assistant

  • data entry clerk

  • filing or records clerk

  • junior secretary

  • receptionist

  • administrator or administration officer

  • executive officer

  • office supervisor

  • personal assistant

  • secretary

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Technical Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 8.

Select Level 8 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but it’s important that your candidates show the ability and commitment to achieve all outcomes of their apprenticeship.

It may be useful for candidates to have completed the Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5 or 6.

Progression and development

After completing the apprenticeship, your employees could move on to positions such as:

  • administration manager

  • executive officer

  • office manager

  • office supervisor

  • personal assistant

  • secretary

  • senior secretary

They may also wish to proceed to other qualifications such as:

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC)

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)

  • degree

  • professional qualifications in business or management

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider