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Apprentice Information Assistant Birmingham Metropolitan College

To provide effective and efficient administration to the student records team, coordinating student records and supporting and maintaining the associated Management Information systems. To advise, guide and decide on student funding eligibility and appropriate funding streams, following appropriate statutory guidance.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.50am - 5.00pm with one day per week at college and 1 hour break Friday 8.50am - 4.10pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key accountabilities:

  • To work flexibly across the Data and Information team to support services across student records and associated Management Information Systems
  • To provide a high quality, effective service in responding to queries in both verbal and written form
  • To deliver effective and efficient administration to examinations, student records, timetables and/or registers
  • To effectively apply relevant data management and information systems
  • To understand relevant audit requirements; including changes and developments
  • To comply with rules and guidance regarding relevant audit requirements, internal requirements and requirements of external bodies, such as the Education Funding Agency
  • To enter data accurately, thoroughly and as instructed
  • To support enrolment functions as required including enrolment of learners, assessment of funding eligibility and to process fee payments where required
  • To report identified data issues to the relevant manager and action issues as appropriate
  • To provide audit evidence as required during audits and contribute to the co-ordination of responses to audit requests
  • To work across data teams to support data quality, checking reports , rectifying errors and maximising data accuracy
  • Commit to, promote and operate in accordance with BMet’s values and goals including but not limited to: safeguarding; health and safety; equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Commit to and participate in activities as required including but not limited to: enrolment and open events; business planning; development

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprenticeship standard - Business administrator will be gained after the completion of this apprenticeship. 

Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners to get the most out of them - planning activities to coach borderline apprentices and stretch and challenge high achievers.  

You will do your college work at your employers worplace rather than attending college once a week

Your training will be one day per week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity of a permanent role for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the leading providers of further and higher education in the West Midlands, delivering a wide range of education and training programmes in central and north Birmingham. The majority of their students attend one of the three main campuses; Matthew Boulton campus at Eastside near the centre of Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield campus in the north east of the city and James Watt Campus at Great Barr which is in the north of Birmingham.


Birmingham Metropolitan College


Birmingham Metropolitan College

Sutton Coldfield Campus

Sutton Coldfield

B74 2NW


Lisa McDonnell

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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