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Administration (Business Professional)

Level: 3
Subject area: Business, Management & HR

Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible

About the course

The OCR Level 3 Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) recognises your understanding of complex administrative functions and activities and your ability to carry out a range of non-routine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role. The qualification is flexible, allowing you to choose individual units that best fit their needs and level of achievement, whilst at the same time ensuring that essential areas of knowledge and skill from the administrative sector are covered.

What you'll learn

To achieve a full OCR Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (Business Professional), candidates must achieve 37 credits made up of two mandatory units of eight credits and optional units totalling 29 credits.

Mandatory Units
15 Producing complex business documents
16 Understanding functions and roles within business organisations

Optional Units
A choice from 39 specific units which are tailored to the Business Administration environment.
Details of the individual units can be located on the following website:

Entry requirements

Although no previous formal qualifications are required to embark on the qualification, you will
need to demonstrate:

  • knowledge and understanding of complex administrative functions and activities
  • the ability to carry out non-routine administrative duties in a senior/supervisory role
  • a vocational assessment/interview will be carried out prior to acceptance.

You will need to collect a variety of evidence such as statements, observations and testimonies to build a portfolio. A model assignment for each unit is provided. All of this will be under the guidance of an assessor. Once the criteria for each unit has been met, the unit will be signed off as competent.

What's next?

This course is a roll on, roll off course (RORO), which means flexible start and completion dates throughout the year. The Level 3 Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) provides opportunities for progression to further learning within the suite, to other related qualifications or to employment.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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