Business and Administration Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

The course is designed for anyone working in any industry in which they have to deal with administration duties and the process of administrative procedures with a level of responsibility or in a supervisory role.

To achieve the level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration you must achieve a minimum of 40 credits overall of which a minimum of 27 credits must be at level 3, additional credits may be chosen from level 2 or level 4 units.  The units are selected from a wide variety of business and administration tasks which will be chosen to best suit your job role and responsibilities.  The number of units completed will depend on the credit value of the units chosen.

Mandatory Units:
301 – Manage own performance in a business environment.
302 – Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment.
303 – Work in a business environment.
304 – Communicate in a business environment.

Course structure

An NVQ Diploma is a level 3 qualification designed to be completed in the workplace.  It is a competence based qualification, where you will produce a portfolio of evidence to meet performance criteria and demonstrate knowledge in your chosen area.

How will I be assessed?

A fully qualified assessor will visit you at work once every two weeks for approximately 90 minutes.

You will receive support and guidance throughout your NVQ Diploma.

You will receive feedback on work produced.

We will be flexible and fit in with the needs of your business and job requirements.

Your work will be sampled on an ongoing basis by a qualified verifier.

Information & support

The Skills Development team can assess your specific learning support needs and give specialist help for hearing or visually impaired students and those with specific learning difficulties.

The course length is 9 months but this may vary according to each individual.

Depending on your previous level of qualification this course may be eligible for Government funding, please contact us to discuss further.

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact:

The national careers advice service - National Phone/email service - or 0800 100 900 (available from 08:00 to 22:00, 7 days per week).

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

What can I do with this qualification?

On completion of this programme you can progress to NVQ level 2 in Team Leading or other management qualifications.

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