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Business Administration

Course Code: PT39

Level: 3
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: OCR
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Flexible starts and completion dates
When you'll study: Learning will be delivered and assessed in the workplace (distance learning)

About the course

This Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration allows you to develop and expand your skills in the sector whilst achieving a nationally recognised qualification that is valued by employers. This qualification will give you the opportunity to prepare for a career in business administation or management by increasing your understanding and competence in the workplace. The course is a valuable contribution to your continued professional development and is must for those looking to take the business world by storm!

What you'll learn

This qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

  • communicating in a business environment
  • managing personal and professional development
  • principles of administration
  • principles of business

You will also have the opportunity to select additional units from a wide range of subject areas specific to your job role, for example:

  • contribute to the improvement of business performance
  • negotiate in a business environment
  • develop a presentation
  • deliver a presentation
  • create bespoke business documents.
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although you must be employed in an administration role with supervisory responsibilities and permission for work-based assessments from your employer.


There are no formal exams – all work is assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the programme, using a variety of assessment methods such as: observations, product evidence, witness testimonies, case histories, personal statements, professional discussions and written and verbal questions.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you can look to advance in your current role or seek new employment. You may also wish to progress onto further study such as the Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration.

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.)


Course Code: PT39

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £1500

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.