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Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration - Level 2

Overview

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services.

This course is aimed at individuals who are working towards an apprenticeship within a business and administration role who wish to improve their knowledge of business administration tasks and is applicable to a variety of work environments and sectors. You will study a number of units covering topics including:

  • principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
  • principles of managing information and producing documents
  • principles of supporting change in a business environment
  • principles of maintaining stationery stock
  • principles of contributing to innovation and change
  • principles of budgets in a business environment
  • principles of project management

Work placement is a mandatory part of this course and all students are required to secure a placement prior to starting the course. You will spend 2 days per week in your placement (Monday & Friday) and three days at college. Please contact the work placement team (workplacement@wnc.ac.uk) who can help you secure a placement.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs with at least grade 3/D including English language and maths.

16-18 year old applicants:

You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and/or a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern, attitude to learning and achievements. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account at the end of May.

19+ year old applicants:

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses. You will also be required to supply a written reference either from a recent educational institution or employer. Please upload this to your myVISION account by the end of May 2021. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admission@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1853A1590FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

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How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

What will I study?

Students will be asked to complete a number of units to achieve this qualification.

These units include:

  • principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
  • principles of managing information and producing documents
  • principles of supporting change in a business environment
  • principles of maintaining stationery stock
  • principles of contributing to innovation and change
  • principles of budgets in a business environment
  • principles of project management

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business administration.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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