Summary of course

Good business administration is an essential requirement common to all industries and sectors, both public and private. The Certificate in Business Administration is ideal for anyone who carries out administration duties. As well as completing a nationally recognised qualification they will acquire the practical skills your company needs by working alongside their colleagues.

What will I study?

The units you are likely to study include:

  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Principals of business
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Store and Retrieve information
  • Contribute to the organisation of an event
  • Administer the recuitment and selection process
  • Administer finance

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.*

How is the course assessed?

The Diploma is evaluated through a series of practical assessments, and a portfolio of work with 20% off the job You will attend a workshop once a month at Booth Lane College. Functional Skills are assessed through exams where appropriate. The programme is primarily delivered at the candidate's place of work with some attendance at the College. Average duration is 18 months.

Who is this course for?

You must be employed in a supervisory position with a business administration role. Apprentices will gain practical skills and qualifications that your business needs both now and in the future. With a mixture of on and off the job training they will learn the skills that will work best for your business. Apprenticeships can make your business more productive and effective by addressing your skills gaps.

Progression and Career Opportunities

  • Team Leading Apprenticeship
    • Management Advanced Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements for new students

Level Entry Requirements
Entry and Foundation: GCSEs, mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*
Level 1: Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above
Level 2: Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above
Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent: Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 3 A Levels: Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 4/5: A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship
Specific Course Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements and achieve 50% or higher in your BKSB diagnostics at Level 2 in English and Mathematics.

*All applicants will be invited in for interview.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studies as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).

In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.

Interview Requirements

Be prepared to sit English and maths assessments.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Benefits to company:

  • Increase efficiency
  • Increase profitability
  • Improve confidence within a team
  • Avoid future staff shortages

Benefits to individual:

  • Maximise future possibilities
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve skills and increase knowledge
  • Increase in motivation and productivity

Course fee information


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Alisa Turcanu

Alisa Turcanu

When Alisa Turcanu arrived in Northampton from Moldova two years ago, the thought of studying at University would have been a distant dream.The language barrier and an unfamiliar education system...

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