BUSINESS SKILLS - Business & Admin, Digital Media & IT

If Accounting and figures are not your thing, why not do an apprenticeship in Business Administration instead. There are some fantastic businesses here in the South West who can provide these opportunities.

Accountancy training is our core business at all levels, but we also offer associated business related training and qualifications in Business & Administration, IT, and Digital Marketing which reflects the requirements of the professions and businesses that we work with.  There are some great businesses here in the South West, who can provide you with opportunities to start you off on your chosen career path, in some very diverse markets.

If you are 16-18 then the best route for you might be an apprenticeship:-

  • you have job
  • you have money
  • you get paid whilst you are on holiday
  • you gain a qualification which is fully funded
  • you gain valuable hands on experience

If you are an employer seeking an apprentice or if you looking for an apprenticeship placement please call Morven Maclean on 01752 256610 

Here at Aplus we offer employers a recruitment service in relation to Apprenticeships, call Morven for further details.


There are real opportunities to improve your skills and good reasons as to why NOW is the right time...   

There are real opportunities to improve your skills and good reasons as to why NOW is the right time...  

Business Administration

Did you know?  There are 3.25 million people in the UK currently working in Business & Administration roles?  Millions are working in positions that require administration in some respect. Administration skills are crucial to effectiveness and efficiency of any organisation, and these qualifications demonstrate a thorough understanding of current theory and practice, which is respected and recognised by practitioners and employers alike

We have Business Admin Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 & 3 available in Plymouth and Exeter.  Both courses are a minimum of 12 months and include 18 weeks of one day per week classes at one of our training centres. 

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Level 2

Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Adminsitration

Level 3  

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration is most suited for those in an entry level role involved in routine yet fundamental office support duties and taks.

Topics will Include:

  • Work and comunicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of business documentation production and information management
  • Understand employer organisations
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration is most suited to those who may already have some experience and be in a role with a level of autonomy and responsibility.

Topics will Include:

  • Work and communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Principles of administration
  • Principles of business
  • Develp and deliver a presentation
  • Create bespoke business documents
  • Understand the customer service environment

Career pathways for these qualifications can include:

  • Receptionist
  • General Administration
  • Data Input
  • Personal Assistant
  • Marketing

These pathways are examples of what can be offered. Pathways can be tailored to meet individual business needs.

Digital Marketing Advanced Apprenticeships

The Advanced Apprenticeship has been designed specifically with employers for those looking for a career in digital marketing or social media. This Apprenticeship will cover a variety techniques in order to become a professional in this sector. This Apprenticeship would suit a digital role within an agency or business that recognise the importance of digital and social media within the marketing mix. 

Apprentices will be expected to attend Exeter College one day a week during term time for 18 weeks, plus some master classes. 

Topics will Include:

  • Understanding the business environment
  • Understanding the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in sales and marketing
  • Using collaborative technology
  • Principles of marketing and evaluation
  • Develop own professionalism
  • Digital marketingmetrics and analytics

Optional topics include:

  • Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns
  • Creating and optimising content for the web
  • Email marketing
  • Search engine marketing

* Other topics are available and can be selected to suit employment needs.

IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals- Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship offers a practical approach and a soliud platform for anyone wishing to train as an IT professional. As an Apprentice you will hold a full time job and attend college throughout the programme. Apprentices attend Exeter College for one day a week during term time for 18 weeks, with the rest of their study being work based. Level 2 would last up to 12 months while Level 3 & 4 up to 24 months.


Intermediate Apprenticeship in IT

Level 2

Advanced Apprenticeship in IT

Level 3

Topics will include:

·  Health and Safety in ICT

·  Computer Systems

·  Customer Care

·  Technical fault diagnosis

·  Testing ICT systems

·  Software installation and upgrade

·  Presentation software


Topics will include:

·  Developing your own effectiveness

·  Testing ICT Systems

·  System Operation

·  System Management

·  Remote Support

·  Customer Care ICT



If you are interested in becoming an apprentice or employing one for your company call Morven Maclean on 01752 256610

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