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Business Administration

Course Code: DBA4

Level: 4
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

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About the course

This Level 4 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
  • resolving administrative problems
  • manage the work of an administrative function
  • manage personal and professional development.

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 design and development of an information system
  • manage information systems
  • support environmental sustainability in a business environment
  • prepare specifications for contracts
  • manage events
  • negotiate in business environment.
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although you must be employed in an administration role with management 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 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership or the Foundation Degree in Business Management.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

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