Business Administration – Level 3 Diploma

  • Over the next 5 years, demand to replace those expected to retire and leave the profession is currently running at 1.2 million people. If you can see yourself working in an office at all, read on. This could be the career choice for you. Our Business Administration Level 3 course is designed to teach learners a range of different skills and techniques which are required to work within a company.

    The advanced course is geared towards management and teaching of the skills needed to work in small team environments within a company and complete administrative tasks with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency as possible.

    The NVQ diploma can be adapted to provide a customised qualification for people working in specialist areas such as:

    • Human Resources
    • Leadership & Management
    • Legal Administration

    Who is this course for?

    Level 3 is targeted at people with a broad range of varied work activities which are performed in a wide variety of contexts. The work carried out will often be technical and there is a considerable degree of responsibility and autonomy in the job role (reflecting experience within the role), though queries and problems may require guidance or referral to a line manager or specialist. You may be required to lead other people.

    Course duration

    12-24 Months

    Qualifications gained

    City & Guilds - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
    Functional Skills - English, Maths, ICT (as required)

    How to apply

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  • Course Content

    The majority of credit in this diploma (31 credits) is made up from optional units. The remaining credit (27 credits) is included in the five mandatory units. Each unit in this qualification is split into learning outcomes with associated assessment criteria, for more information on the requirement.

    Mandatory Units:

    • Communicate in a Business Environment
    • Principles of Business Communication and Information
    • Principles of Administration
    • Principles of Business
    • Manage Personal and Professional Development

    Optional Units:

    The remaining 31 credits are made up from a range of units. These optional units cover a variety of tasks and skills you may perform in your role within the business environment and are split into key topic areas:

    • Work responsibilities
    • Document production
    • Events and meetings
    • Communications
    • Customer service
    • Manage information and data
    • Innovation and change
    • Health, safety and security of people, premises and property
    • Information technology
    • Leadership and management

    Assessment Type

    It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include:

    • Written Assignments
    • Presentations
    • Direct Observations
    • Reflective Accounts
    • Witness Statements
    • Portfolio

    Progression Opportunities

    During your studies your personal tutor will support you on your progression journey and guide you on a route into employment and to further courses of study.

    On successful completion of this course you may be able to progress onto higher level qualifications such as access courses or train in a specific field such as:

    • Accounting
    • HR
  • This course is designed those wishing to start a career in business and you will therefore need:

    • A regular work placement of two days or more.
    • Level 1 or above obtained on English and Maths initial assessment tests.
    • Commitment to purchase necessary tools, equipment and learning materials.
    • Eligibility for funding confirmed during interview.
  • Course Costs

    Aged 16-18
    Tuition is free for students ages 16-18.

    Aged 19+
    Course costs to those aged 19+ will vary and are subject on course duration and type (Award, Certificate, and Diploma).

    Study as an Apprentice
    This vocation is free to any aged student if studied as part of an apprenticeship. Click here to find out more.

    Additional Financial Support

    Student bursary is available to subsidise learning, travel and food costs to those who are eligible aged 16-18 through a means tested assessment.