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Principles of Business

Course Code: PBUS
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you.

What's it all about?

You will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification and be able to evidence your competency to employers. This course will further your personal and professional development by gaining the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding which leads to an improved experience for those using your services.

This course is flexible, allowing you to study at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College.


  • Please note that the start dates shown for this course are for guidance only. You will start your course as soon as you have enrolled. 
  • This course is free, however if you do not complete it within an agreed timeline you will be required to pay a fee of £99.

Course information

You will complete seven workbooks via an eportfolio system

Unit 1 – Principles of providing administrative services.

Unit 2 – Principles of business document production and information management.

Unit 3 – Understanding communication in a business environment.

Unit 4 – Understanding employer organisations.

Unit 5 – Understanding how to develop working relationships with colleagues.

Unit 6 – Understanding how to carry out business administration tasks.

Unit 7 – Understanding how to store, retrieve and archive information.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This course would suit adult learners, those currently unemployed and those wishing to change their career to administration.

Please note that this course is only available to those 19 years old or over.

You will be assessed via the Learning Curve eportfolio system.

Upon successful completion of the course you may progress onto a related Apprenticeship at the College. You may also undertake further short courses including Lean Operations, Business Improvements and Team Leading.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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