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Certificate in Principles of Business Administration - Level 2

Overview

This qualification aims to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge that is required by employees to work in a range of different environments in a business administration role.

Start dates and fees

Start

Anytime.

Cost

The distance learning courses are completely free for anyone aged 19 or over (on the 31st August 2022), irrespective of their current employment status, but applicants must live in the UK in a non-devolved area. Applicants aged 19-23 must already have a full level 2 qualification to be eligible.

Please note, if you fail to reach the end of the course, you may be subject to a £125 admin fee.

What will I study?

The course is broken down into a series of units. 

Mandatory units are as follows:

  • Principals of business document production and information management
  • Principals of communication in a business environment
  • Principals of developing working relationships with colleagues
  • Principals of providing administrative services
  • Understand employer organisations

Optional units are as follows:

  • Exploring social media
  • Principles of business administrative tasks
  • Principles of customer relationships
  • Principles of digital marketing
  • Principles of equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Principles of marketing theory
  • Principles of team leading
  • Store, retrieve and archive information
  • Understand how to prepare text
  • Understand how to provide administrative support for meetings
  • Understand the safe use of online and social media platforms
  • Understand the use of research in business
  • Understand working in a customer service environment

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

Total time to achieve this qualification is 170 hours.

Guided learning hours is 155.  These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance or supervision of a learner by a tutor.

Directed learning hours is approximately 15 hours over the cycle of the programme.  Learners are expected to study and do aspects of their assessment portfolio in their own time.

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How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

Where indicated in the unit specifications, assessment must meet the requirements of the identified assessment strategy principles.

What does the course lead to?

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

  • Personal Assistant – up to £30,000
  • Receptionist – up to £24,000
  • Administrator – up to £19,000

What can I progress onto?

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration

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How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

Next steps

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To start your application, please sign up using our simple online form where we will check your eligibility.

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