Business Administration (5528)

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2021
The Level 2 and 3 Diplomas are hybrid qualifications, made up of competence and knowledge units, whilst the Level 4 NVQ Diploma is competence based.  From learning to carry out basic administrative tasks to gaining higher level support skills, qualifications in Business Administration can be tailored to meet your or your employer's specific needs. 

This suite of qualifications also includes the Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Medical Administration. These use the 5519 C&G/AMSPAR Medical Administration units alongside more generic Business Administration units to create a hybrid qualification.
These qualifications in Business Administration are for people who want to work in administrative support roles in public or private sector organisations, or people who want to improve their administrative and supervisory skills.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
Level 2 will help you gain practical know-how in providing routine and more complex administrative support.

At Levels 3 and 4, you can build on your achievements to gain greater technical and managerial skills, as well as supervising others and contributing to the wider strategy of your organisation or department.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
A qualification in Business Administration can help you succeed in a support role in any size or type of organisation. These roles include:
  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Personal assistant
  • Office supervisor team leader
  • Manager
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

They can be delivered in the workplace, or in a simulated working environment.

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.

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

Level 2

Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (5528-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

  • Accreditation No: 601/3607/8 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: 45 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 229 - 351 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 450 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 Diploma in Medical Administration (5528-22)
Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2022

Level 2 Diploma in Medical Administration

  • Accreditation No: 601/3910/9 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: 71 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 473 - 577 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 710 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (5528-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

  • Accreditation No: 601/3608/X 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: 58 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 282 - 432 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 580 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 Diploma in Medical Administration (5528-23)
Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2022

Level 3 Diploma in Medical Administration

  • Accreditation No: 601/3911/0 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: 76 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 323 - 541 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 760 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration (5528-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2024 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration

  • Accreditation No: 601/3597/9 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: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 296 - 389 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to walled-garden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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5528 Level 2

Additional Documents

Assessment materials

Business Administration Assignments

Legal Administration Assignments

Medical Administration Assignments

Centre Documents

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