About the course:

The Business Administration qualification is suited for those who would like to develop their skills in order to successfully work in a business environment. 

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 45 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. 21 credits from the compulsory units in Group A
  2. A minimum of 14 credits must be achieved from Group B
  3. A maximum of 10 credits must be achieved from Group C

Course Content: 
Communication in a business environment

  1. Principles of providing administrative services
  2. Principles of business document production and information management
  3. Understand employer organisations
  4. Manage personal performance and development
  5. Develop working relationships with colleagues

What are there any requirements?

The entry requirements for this course is 3 GCSEs at grade A* - D; this includes Maths and English. Students wishing to join the course must currently work in a business environment or have an employer that is willing to hire you in this area. You must be at least 16 years of age.

Qualification: Business Administration Level 2

Course Mode: Part time

Start Date: Flexible

Assessment Method:

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence or e portfolio, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business or may you apply for the following job roles:

  1. Administrator / Business Support Officer
  2. Office Junior
  3. Receptionist

What are the training costs?

The Current legislation regarding apprenticeships states that those undergoing an apprenticeship programme must be employed. Hence, apprentices must be paid the minimum statutory pay for apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis. The employers are responsible for these fees. 

If you would like more information regarding the Apprenticeship Levy, 

Please read the following information:

  1. Apprenticeship Levy
  2. Apprenticeships Reforms
  3. Key Points

The new Apprenticeship Reforms actualise from April 2017 with an innovative funding system beginning on 01 May 2017.
The following information establishes the key points that we currently know:

  1. Pay bill over £3m p.a. = Employer Levy @ 0.5% of total pay bill for UK-based staff
  2. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. = Employer Co-Investor @ 10% (Government pays 90%)
  3. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. and less than 50 employees = Employer Waiver @ 100% Government funded for 16-18 year old apprentices and employer 10% co investment for 19 plus
  4. A supplementary £1000 incentive for all employers and providers for taking on a 16-18 year old Apprentice and / or 19-24 year old previously in care or with an Education and Health Care plan



Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.