Business and Administration (4475)

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2016
These qualifications cover the essentials of business administration, from event support to project management, enabling the learner to provide administrative support in a range of environments. There are options for those who are new to the job, as well as those with more experience.

For more details on the ITQ units included in these qualifications go to ITQs for IT Users (7574)

The Level 2 and 3 Certificates are technical certificates within the Business and Administration apprenticeship framework.

There are Awards, Certificate and single unit awards for 4475.
Dual assessment is available for all units.

You can download a free Smartcards App to support the Level 2 and 3 qualification from the Android store and iTunes.
The Awards, certificates or Diploma in Business and Administration skills is for anyone who works or wants to work in a business-support role. You don't need any prior qualifications.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

At Level 2 you will learn how to work with others, and carry out everyday administrative tasks as well as develop a level of individual responsibility.

At Level 3 you will learn how to supervise others and contribute to wider departmental or organisational change.

For this qualification you will learn in a group environment with your training provider. You will be assessed using dual assessment through either an assignment or multiple choice online test.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You work or want to work in a business support role. You are interested in learning how to carry out everyday administrative tasks.

Level 3
You are fairly new to administration or have worked in an administrative role for some time. You would like to prepare to move into a leadership role by learning how to effectively supervise others and contribute to wider departmental or organisational change.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving one of these qualifications can help you work in roles such as:

  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Personal assistant
  • Office supervisor
  • Team leader
  • Manager.

If you would like to get a head start on a career in business and administration, you may want to take this qualification as part of an apprenticeship. With apprenticeships, you can build your skills while gaining hands-on experience.

If you would like to advance your career by developing your administrative skills, you may want to consider progressing on to:

  • Level 3 Social Media for Business (7513)
  • Level 2 and 3 Medical Administration / Secretarial qualifications (4419)
  • Level 2 and 3 Business and Administration NVQs (4428)
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465)
  • Level 2 and 3 Business Skills qualifications (7593)
  • Level 2-4 Customer Service NVQs (4430)
  • Award, Certificate or Diploma for IT Users (7574)
  • Level 1-3 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas for IT Users (7575)
  • ILM leadership and management qualifications.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment, and the resources they need to complete all aspects of the qualification. You will assess learners using assignments.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

You will get automatic approval if you currently offer 4413 Levels 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma in Business and Administration.

Anyone can take these qualifications, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are working in or want to work in a business support role. You're interested in learning how to carry out everyday administrative tasks.

There are two qualifications available at Level 2:

  • Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration
  • Diploma in Business Support.

Depending on the size of qualification you choose, you complete a number of mandatory units, including:

  • Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of managing information and producing documents.

You also choose from a range of optional units, including:

  • Principles of supporting change in a business environment
  • Principles of working in the public sector
  • Principles of project management
  • Principles of contributing to innovation and change.

For a full list of units and details of requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving one of these qualifications can help you work in roles such as:

  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Personal assistant
  • Office supervisor
  • Team leader
  • Manager.

If you'd like to get a head start on a career in business and administration, you may want to take this qualification as part of an apprenticeship. With apprenticeships, you can build your skills while gaining hands-on experience.

If you'd like to advance your career by developing your administrative skills, you may want to consider progressing onto:

  • Level 2 and 3 Medical Administration / Secretarial qualifications (4419)
  • Level 2 and 3 Business and Administration NVQs (4428)
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465)
  • Level 2 and 3 Business Skills qualifications (7537)
  • Level 2-4 Customer Service NVQs (4430)
  • Award, Certificate or Diploma for IT Users (7574)
  • Level 1-3 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas for IT Users (7575)
  • ILM leadership and management qualifications.

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (4475-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration

  • Accreditation No: 501/0159/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 104 - 144 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Business Support (4475-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Business Support

  • Accreditation No: 600/1648/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 282 - 311 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Awards in Business and Administration (4475-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 2 Award in Business and Administration

  • Accreditation No: 600/8254/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 6 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 48 - 94 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you're fairly new to administration or have worked in an administrative role for some time. You'd like to prepare to move into a leadership role by learning how to effectively supervise others and contribute to wider departmental or organisational change.

There is a choice between two qualifications at Level 3:

  • Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Support.

For either qualification, you complete a number of mandatory units, including:

  • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work
  • Principles of working with and supervising others in a business environment
  • Principles of managing information and producing documents in a business environment
  • Principles of providing and maintaining administrative services.

You also choose from a range of optional units, including:

  • Principles of supporting change in a business environment
  • Principles of working in the public sector
  • Principles of project management
  • Principles of contributing to innovation and change.

For a full list of units and details of requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving one of these qualifications can help you work in roles such as:

  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Personal assistant
  • Office supervisor
  • Team leader
  • Manager.

If you'd like to get a head start on a career in business and administration, you may want to take this qualification as part of an apprenticeship. With apprenticeships, you can build your skills while gaining hands-on experience.

If you'd like to advance your career by developing your administrative skills, you may want to consider progressing onto:

  • Level 2 and 3 Medical Administration / Secretarial qualifications (4419)
  • Level 2 and 3 Business and Administration NVQs (4428)
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries (7465)
  • Level 2 and 3 Business Skills qualifications (7537)
  • Level 2-4 Customer Service NVQs (4430)
  • Award, Certificate or Diploma for IT Users (7574)
  • Level 1-3 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas for IT Users (7575)
  • ILM leadership and management qualifications.

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration (4475-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration

  • Accreditation No: 501/0093/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 17 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 136 - 176 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Business Support (4475-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Business Support

  • Accreditation No: 600/1646/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 288 - 299 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Awards in Business and Administration (4475-23)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Award in Business and Administration

  • Accreditation No: 600/8185/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 8 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 64 - 96 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

Learning Assistant is an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows colleges and training providers to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications.

Learn more about Learning Assistant >

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