Business and Administration (work based)
Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)
The Business Administration are cross-sector work based qualifications taken by administrators across a wide variety of areas, including organisations within the private, public and charity sectors. Learners are required to take mandatory units which cover aspects of working and communicating in a business environment. Learners then have a choice of option units covering different functional areas such as work responsibilities, document production, events and meetings, communications or customer service. There is a wide range of option units allowing learners to choose units to meet the needs of their own work role.
Who is it for?
These courses can be undertaken by those in a variety of administrative roles. Level 2 candidates may be employed as Administrative/Clerical Assistants. Level 3 candidates may be Personal Assistants or Office Administrators (Level 3 units involve supervisory, organisation, monitoring and analytical skills).
In order to undertake these qualifications you need to be working either as an employee or as a volunteer.
Your level of qualification will be determined by the job roles you undertake – our staff will provide advice and guidance to select the most appropriate level for you.
The benefits to the learner and employer
These qualifications are work-based qualifications, which allow learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a business and administration environment, such as communication skills, working with others and managing and improving own performance.
The Level 2 Diploma and the Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration contribute towards the Apprenticeship.
How will I be assessed?
You will build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and experience. In addition your assessor will undertake a number of observations of you at work, demonstrating your competence.
How much does it cost?
If you meet any of the following criteria you may be eligible to study your chosen course for free:
- You are aged 19 to 23 years and in receipt of active beneﬁts (e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance).
- You are aged 24 or over and in receipt of active beneﬁts (e.g. Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance) and studying up to a Level 2.
For those not on active benefits:
You may be entitled to Level 2 fee remission if you are aged between 19 and 23 years on 1st September 2015 and do not possess a level 2 qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSE’s A* to C or NVQ 2).
You may be entitled to level 3 fee remission if you are aged between 19 and 23 years on 1st September 2015 and do not possess a level 3 qualification.
Please contact the College with any queries, or to discuss your own personal circumstances.
Costs for those not entitled to fee remission - please contact the Adult Learning Department for current fees.
24plus Learning Loan
If you are aged 24 years and over and wish to study for a level 3 (or above) qualification you may be eligible to apply for a learning loan to cover the cost of the course. Please contact us for more information, or visitwww.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.
We also deliver Apprenticeships in these areas at Levels 2 and 3. Please contact the Adult Learning Team at the College on the number below for more information.