Business Administrator (Medical Pathway): Level 3 Apprenticeship
Subject: Medical Administration
This qualification was developed by City & Guilds in partnership with the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR) and is an ideal opportunity for team members to grow the vital communication and administration skills needed within a medical setting.
Providing the opportunity for your team to undergo apprenticeship training has many benefits to your organisation:
- Growing productivity: Maximise staff efficiency though the development of knowledge and increasing team motivation by developing a learning culture.
- Cost effective: Provide valuable opportunities which improve retention to minimising recruitment costs
- Develop your business: Affordable way to expand and improve your business
- Enhanced reputation: Provide customer reassurance by investing in trained staff.
Apprenticeships are suitable for both existing staff as well as for new recruits. Medical Administration apprentices need to be employed with you in an administrative role and earning at least the minimum apprenticeship wage.
The CAW Business School has a well-earned reputation for excellence; delivering quality training and education and employer support. Your apprentice will benefit from:
- Tuition, support and assessment provided in the workplace, online and via email and telephone contact
- Support and guidance from an allocated, qualified Work-based Learning Assessor
- Access to our unique Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and extensive eLibrary resources
- Attendance: As this qualification is work-based no college attendance is required. It is required that 20% of working time is spent studying ‘off-the-job’ activities.
- Duration: 18-24 months
- Start date: Any time during the year.
- Location: Your organisation must be within a 90 minute radius of Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire). However if your business is located outside of this area, please contact us as we may be able to meet your training needs.
Ideally your apprentice will hold a minimum of four GCSEs from A*-C/9-4. However in order for you to have an apprentice they must be living and working in England in a suitable role within a 90 minute radius of our Huntingdon centre. In addition they cannot already hold a Level 3 (or above) qualification in a similar subject).
For the apprenticeship to be completed within 18-24 months the apprentice must be working a minimum of 30 hours per week. If they are employed for fewer hours then the length of their apprenticeship will be proportionately extended.
Should you be looking to recruit a new trainee to join your team we can help to advertise your vacancy and screen applicants free of charge, contact us for more information.
This apprenticeship consists of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by someone in a business administration role to support and engage with internal and external stakeholders effectively.
The knowledge gained will allow your staff members to undertake their role to the best of their ability, legally and in line with company policies, looking at:
- The company as a whole and understanding their aims and visions
- How to manage stakeholders
- Relevant laws and regulations
- Processes and how to apply a solution-based approach to improve and define procedures
- External factors affecting the organisation
The apprentice will develop transferable skills to allow them to confidently apply the knowledge learned, covering:
- The use of IT packages
- Producing records and documents
- Decision making
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Problem solving
- Planning and organising priorities and tasks
- Project management
In addition the apprentice will learn how to take ownership of their attitude and behaviours and to take responsibility for their own personal and professional success, looking at:
- How to behave in a professional way
- Developing personal qualities and a positive attitude
- Adapting to change
Taking responsibility for team performance and quality of work produced
An End Point Assessment will be required to achieve the apprenticeship. This consists of the following:
- Knowledge Test – An online multiple choice test
- Portfolio-based Interview – During the apprenticeship a portfolio of evidence is produced including evidence such as customer feedback, witness statements and reviews. This discussion will take place by an independent assessor around the portfolio evidence.
- Project Presentation – This is on a particular project of process that has been improved during the apprenticeship
Unless exempt Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English are also undertaken which are assessed via online examinations and practical assessments.
As this apprenticeship includes the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Medical Administration assessment for this uses a variety of methods including online examinations, a portfolio and work-based assessments.
Apprenticeship fees are payable by you as the employer.
Prior to commencing the course an invoice will be issued for the total course fee.
As an employer you will either be an Apprenticeship Levy Payer (employers with over a £3 million pay bill) or Non-Levy Payers (employers with less than a £3 million pay bill).
Recruit an apprentice and save up to £3,000!
From 1 August 2020 to 31 March 2021, businesses that recruit a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 will receive a £2,000 incentive from the government towards the cost of training, while those that hire new apprentices aged 25 and over will be paid £1,500.
These payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 incentive the government already provides for new 16-18 year old apprentices. This means that if you hire a 16 to 18 year old apprentice, you receive £3,000! If you also have less than 50 contracted employees, the apprenticeship fees for those aged 16-18 years of age will be fully funded!
Course fees for Apprenticeship Levy Payers
Digital account payment – £5,000
Course fees for Non-Levy Payers
Course fees for Non-Levy Payers are paid via co-investment with the government, meaning that the government provide 95% of funding towards course fees.
Full fee payable by the employer – £250
All fees are fully inclusive of applicable awarding organisation and End Point Assessment (EPA) fees. However, if a student needs to re-sit an exam, re-sit fees will be payable.
Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.
These are current figures and may be subject to change. The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of CAW Business School.
All businesses – whether they are public, private or voluntary – need effective administrators in order to facilitate success within the workplace.
Following this qualification many employers choose to continue supporting their staff and develop them further such as by supporting them with further training in related areas of business, such as Leadership and Management or Accounting and Bookkeeping.
What our Business School students say:
“I have enjoyed learning new skills and applying some of these to my current job”
“The tutors are very helpful and supportive and provide me with regular reviews on my progress”
“The course fits around my everyday work making this easy to complete”
“The tutors are extremely helpful and always manage to find time to provide support and answer any queries”