What you'll learn

This QCF qualification develops and accredits a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in a business administration role. It covers a range of business and administrative skills such as negotiating in a business environment, managing an office facility and monitoring information systems. You will cover a range of units, including:

  • Principles of business
  • Principles of business communication and information
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Principles of administration
  • Manage personal and professional development

Ideal if

The qualification accredits your existing skills and knowledge while providing opportunities to develop these further. The qualification allows employers to see that you are capable of working to a recognised level and may help you to progress within your industry.

A work placement in a business administration or business support role is required for this course.

There are no specific prior requirements to taking this qualification, however you may find it useful if you already hold a Level 2 qualification, particularly in a business administration-related discipline.

What to expect

A work placement in a business administration or business support role is required for this course. The Delivery of the qualification is a mixture of classroom & workbased learning, the assessor will visit you in your work placement and flexible appointments will be arranged for you to attend our centre.

Qualifications in Business and Administration are assessed by looking at evidence of your work. This can include observation, questions, professional discussion, IT assignments and looking at the work you have produce.

You will receive a login to an on-line portfolio account and a detailed course programme. At the centre you will have the opportunity to network with other learners, share practice and access different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.


What next

Upon completion you can progress onto an advanced apprenticeship, or higher level studies at university or FE colleges, including:

  • Level 3
  • level 4
  • level 5 – equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree
  • level 6 – equivalent to a bachelor degree

The qualification will accredit and develop your skills and knowledge in business administration. It will help you to secure long-term employment and to progress to the following job roles:

  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant


Course Cost = £2,573.00

Funding may be available depending on your circumstances. 

Advanced Learner Loans are available!



12 Months