Admin, HR and legal is looking for people with good organisational skills.
Does this sound like you?
- Business Administration involves jobs at different levels in all types of job sectors. This means there are many different roles and work environments to choose from
- In 2017, 3.25 million (10.3 per cent) worked in Administrative and Secretarial positions, making it the fourth largest occupational category of nine.
- In this sector if you were applying for junior support roles such as administrative assistant you might not need the highest GCSE grades but you will need a good standard of spelling, grammar and maths to get an interview for an office job. Employers will look at the standard of written English on your application form and CV.
Routes into this sector
There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.
- GCSEs in English, maths and business studies will help get you into this sector but most other GCSEs will be useful too.
- At 16 you could do A Levels, which are general academic subjects or develop your knowledge and skills for this sector through an apprenticeship/traineeship or through a vocational qualification.
- At 18 or 19 you could do a higher education/degree level course, with 8 out of 10 A Level students choosing this pathway and half of all BTEC National students. However there are also other routes into your chosen career - through apprenticeships and vocational qualifications.
There are jobs in this sector where you can start with few qualifications and receive training on the job through an apprenticeship and for others, such as a human resources manager you’ll usually need a relevant higher education qualification, like an HND or degree.
Use the Course Search
Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.
More help finding courses and training
- To find out more about the qualifications needed in this sector visit the Sector Skills Council’s website: Skills CFA
- Find out what qualifications you need to study business in higher education.
- To find out whether there is an apprenticeship training course related to human resources, or business, or legal that might suit you.
- To search for an apprenticeship vacancies available now related to human resources, or business, or legal across England (you need a vacancy to be able to apply).
- To find apprenticeship vacancies near you. Also, there are other ways to find an apprenticeship explained here.
- To find a vocational course at a college related to human resources, or business, or legal (also check the college's website to get the latest list of courses).
- To find a university level course related to human resources, or business, or legal.
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