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Part-time Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator

Course Name 
Part-time Level 3 Diploma for the Business AdministratorAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Workplace
Level Level 3
Start Date Flexible
Duration 18 months
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Offering Code DPL3BAA1W000
Course Overview This course is ideal for those who are working in an office environment or already working in the sector. This qualification can equip candidates with the skills to enable them to further their career in the roles of team leader, assistant office manager or supervisory role in the business and administration sector. The programme will be tailored to suit your job role and working methods and will highlight areas for development.
What you will Study

To achieve the transferable knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a business administrator, you will work towards completion of the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator qualification. The qualification covers a range of topics through 7 mandatory units and 1 optional unit:

Mandatory units:
• Principles of business administration*
• Personal and professional development
• Managing performance
• Your organisation
• Communication in a business environment
• Project management
• ICT for business

Optional units:
• Providing services in an administrative environment*
• Legal administration
• Medical administration
• Social media for business
• Marketing and sales
• Human resources environment
• Providing administration in the educational environment

*These units are achieved through completion of online multiple-choice tests under exam conditions.

How you will Learn You will work with an assessor who will guide you through your programme of learning to produce a portfolio of evidence using e-portfolio, within your workplace.
How you will be Assessed Assessments will take place both in the workplace and at College, using an online e-portfolio. You will complete assignments, gather product evidence for your portfolio, be observed by your assessor in the workplace, and complete online multiple choice tests under exam conditions. You will also manage an improvement project relevant to your role.
Entry Requirements Workplace delivery. You must be employed in an administration role to be able to demonstrate the required standard of competence.
Attendance Expectations To achieve the specified number of guided learning hours, your employer would need to offer support to allow for study. You will also need to attend scheduled meetings with your assessor to maintain progress.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/2024

£3,600 for 18 months. Additional costs will be incurred where students exceed the 18 months duration.

If you have not already achieved a full level 3 (or above) qualification, there may be funding available to cover the cost of your training.

Funding may also be available to employers wishing to upskill their workforce through this qualification. Contact Business Development for more information on or 01924 789761.

If you are aged over 19 and have achieved a full level 3 qualification, or are aged over 24 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government to cover your tuition fees.

For more detailed information on individual financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Financial Support Information

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

You can also get more details about the loan by going to:

Further Study Completion of this diploma may allow students to progress to a related Business Administration/Management programme at level 4, including Foundation Degrees.
Career Opportunities This programme will support career progression in a wide range of business and administration roles.
How to Apply If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.
For Further Details

Please contact Business Development on 01924 789761 or email

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Subject Area (W) Business & Management
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Information last amended: 20 July 2023 14:37

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