LSE Business Administration Apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeships are an amazing opportunity to gain a professional qualification & the skills required to assist with preparing for a future role, or to thrive within your current role.

The Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship is open to Professional Services staff who wish to learn about the essentials of business operations and how to develop skills in taking an agile approach to delivering, maintaining, and improving central business functions. Participants will learn how to interact with internal and external customers and work collaboratively across teams to resolve issues.  

Participants are supported by a qualified mentor throughout the programme, and will have the opportunity to undertake a business project based on their current role. The project is a great opportunity to showcase new skills gained, and develop a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in various roles.

Why an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work-based programme which means that individuals can have study time in work towards their apprenticeship, thus building their skills base and contributing positively to their team through the completion of process improvement projects.

The programme is open to all existing Professional Services Staff and there are no age restrictions.

The apprenticeship levy will cover the training costs associated with the apprenticeship programme.

Individuals can achieve the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship qualification.

Time commitment and support

The programme requires individuals to attend 6 online workshops spread over a 15 month period.

Apprenticeship programmes require individuals to spend 20% of their working hours towards off the job training to develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours. Despite how this may sound, the time can be spent at the individuals normal place of work on activities which are usually carried out on a day-to-day basis but can be linked to the apprenticeship. The activities can improve the efficiency of the division, in addition to positively impacting motivation and engagement levels.

Activities can include (but not limited to) job shadowing, internal training, meetings, online learning, the completion of assignments and workbooks, and also the business improvement project. The latter can add value to LSE by improving existing processes.

Time spent on off the job training, should be approached in a similar manner to regular staff development training in terms of workload management. Therefore, if there are any associated costs, this should be covered from the existing budget.

Support will be provided by the individuals line manager, the Organisational Learning team and the training provider throughout the full duration of the programme.

Modules covered & entry requirements

The programme will include the following modules:

  • Induction to Business Organisations

  • Business Governance

  • Business Operations

  • Introduction to Project Management

  • Execution of Business Project

  • End Point Assessment Preparation

 Important points to note

Individuals should have:

  • GCSE's (or the UK equivalent) in English and Maths. If you do not have either of these qualifications, the Level 2 Functional skills in English/Maths will need to be completed alongside the apprenticeship qualification.  
  • an LSE employment contract in place which lasts for at least the full duration of the apprenticeship programme. 
  • the support of their line manager.
  • and meet the eligibility criteria as set out in the Apprenticeship funding rules.

How to apply

Individuals interested in signing up to the programme should contact the HR Organisational Learning team at