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Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) Level 3

This Course at a Glance

The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration RQF (601/3965/1) is a job-ready qualification that prepares learners with the skills and knowledge to excel in any business administration role. It will teach you the expertise needed for such a role, including business communication, administration, delivering presentations and presenting business data.

If you are working, or would like to work, in a business administration role within any sector or industry, this course is for you. Business Administration at Level 3 is ideal for those who are new to the role or who have just begun working at such a level to build the required skills and knowledge base. The units and structure of this qualification are based on the Skills CFA NOS for Management and Leadership qualification.

How does the course work?

Studying for a Level 3 business administration qualification online means being in control of your study schedule; there will be no time-consuming classes to attend or commutes to endure. You can simply log on to our online portal where you will be able to find all of the learning materials needed. Once enrolled, you will be able to work in your own time, at your own pace.

learndirect will support you with everything you need to make the most out of your course. Our tutors are available via email, phone, or through the online portal. You will also have access to a friendly community of like-minded students that can help you and share ideas on course topics.

On average learners will take between 6 - 7 months to complete this course.

Modules

Module One: Communicate in a business environment (Y/506/1910)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand business communication models, systems and processes
  • Be able to communicate in writing in business
  • Be able to communicate verbally in business

Module Two: Manage personal and professional development (T/506/2952)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Be able to identify personal and professional development requirements
  • Be able to fulfil a personal and professional development plan
  • Be able to maintain the relevance of a personal and professional development plan

Module Three: Principles of business communication and information (R/506/1940)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand negotiation in a business environment
  • Understand how to develop and deliver presentations
  • Understand how to create bespoke business documents
  • Understand information systems in a business environment

Module Four: Principles of administration (Y/506/1941)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how to manage an office facility
  • Understand health and safety in a business environment
  • Understand how to take minutes of meetings
  • Understand how to chair, lead and manage meetings
  • Understand how to supervise an administration team
  • Understand how to organise events

Module Five: Principles of business (D/506/1942)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand business markets
  • Understand business innovation and growth
  • Understand financial management
  • Understand business budgeting
  • Understand sales and marketing

Module Six: Develop a presentation (K/506/1913)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how to develop a presentation
  • Be able to develop a presentation

Module Seven: Deliver a presentation (M/506/1914)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the principles underpinning the delivery of presentations
  • Be able to prepare to deliver a presentation
  • Be able to deliver a presentation

Module Eight: Analyse and present business data (M/506/1945)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the analysis and presentation of business data
  • Be able to analyse quantitative and qualitative business data
  • Be able to present the analysis of business data

Module Nine: Negotiate in a business environment (H/506/1912)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the principles underpinning negotiation
  • Be able to prepare for business negotiations
  • Be able to carry out business negotiations

Module Ten: Provide administrative support for meetings (H/506/1876)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the administration of meetings
  • Be able to make administrative preparations for meetings
  • Be able to support the administration of meetings

Module Eleven: Participate in a project (F/506/1934)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how to manage a project
  • Be able to support the delivery of a project

Module Twelve: Implement change (T/506/1929)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the principles of change management
  • Be able to plan the implementation of change
  • Be able to manage the implementation of a change plan
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of change plans

Module Thirteen: Understand the legal context of business (D/506/1939)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the legal framework within which businesses operate
  • Understand the principles of business governance
  • Understand how contract law affects a business
  • Understand the requirements of employment law

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to produce full and articulate answers to questions. As this is a Level 3 qualification, learners will need to have a good standard of written and verbal communication skills (written skills, for example, would need to be at Level 2+ but ideally Level 3).

Minimum age restriction

You must be aged 16 or above to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete this course is 12 months.

Assessement requirements

Your assessments will consist of: Q&A, Essay, Case Studies, Projects, Observation, Witness Statement

Placement or Practical required

Learners will need to be working in a supervisory administrative role, supervising a team, giving performance reviews. Learners need to be doing personal and professional development (e.g development plans in place and time scales for the future, tracking their progress). You will also need to be supporting administrative meetings and communicating in a business environment, as well as developing and delivering presentations, implementing change and participating in projects. The learner must have a supervisor or manager who can verify work when necessary, as per the criteria. Please note that the term 'verify' does not mean the same as 'signing work off' - it is someone who can confirm that the learner did what they are saying they did. Our assessor will make the judgement as to whether the work submitted meets the criteria.

If placement or practical required, when?

Learners need to be in a suitable work environment in order to apply the principles of Business Adminstration and demonstrate competencies. The work environment can include temporary work placements, voluntary positions etc. Whilst passed experiene will /can be used within the evidence, it must be recent work and cannot be relied upon as the sole source of evidence, therefore a placement/environment is required.

Is Membership Required?

 

No membership is required

Observation by us required

Learners will be observed by a work-based mentor during the course.

Additional requirements

Although some units can be achieved from a theoretical perspective, there are some units that include 'work based' tasks. For example, in unit 5 the learner is required to produce a personal development plan that is counter-signed by a line manager. In unit 7, the learner is asked to identify a meeting that is taking place and to provide a detailed descrption of why it is taking place. In unit 9, the learner has to develop a presentation, and in unit 10 they are required to deliver it. Unit 11 is about negotiating in a business environment.

Certification Timeframe

You should receive your certificate in 12 weeks, but that can be extended if an EQA sample is required.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

This is a knowledge based course with practical aspects that will need to be demonstrated. 

You'll be assessed on the tasks you do at work and you will have to create a portfolio of evidence to show what you've achieved. Your qualification will be awarded once that portfolio has been signed off by your tutor.

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of our NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/3965/1). This course has also been assigned 58 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Upon completion of this diploma, you can go on to study further in areas such as:

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 4 Diploma in Management

 

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) Level 3

This Course at a Glance

The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration RQF (601/3965/1) is a job-ready qualification that prepares learners with the skills and knowledge to excel in any business administration role. It will teach you the expertise needed for such a role, including business communication, administration, delivering presentations and presenting business data.

If you are working, or would like to work, in a business administration role within any sector or industry, this course is for you. Business Administration at Level 3 is ideal for those who are new to the role or who have just begun working at such a level to build the required skills and knowledge base. The units and structure of this qualification are based on the Skills CFA NOS for Management and Leadership qualification.

How does the course work?

Studying for a Level 3 business administration qualification online means being in control of your study schedule; there will be no time-consuming classes to attend or commutes to endure. You can simply log on to our online portal where you will be able to find all of the learning materials needed. Once enrolled, you will be able to work in your own time, at your own pace.

learndirect will support you with everything you need to make the most out of your course. Our tutors are available via email, phone, or through the online portal. You will also have access to a friendly community of like-minded students that can help you and share ideas on course topics.

On average learners will take between 6 - 7 months to complete this course.

Modules

Module One: Communicate in a business environment (Y/506/1910)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand business communication models, systems and processes
  • Be able to communicate in writing in business
  • Be able to communicate verbally in business

Module Two: Manage personal and professional development (T/506/2952)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Be able to identify personal and professional development requirements
  • Be able to fulfil a personal and professional development plan
  • Be able to maintain the relevance of a personal and professional development plan

Module Three: Principles of business communication and information (R/506/1940)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand negotiation in a business environment
  • Understand how to develop and deliver presentations
  • Understand how to create bespoke business documents
  • Understand information systems in a business environment

Module Four: Principles of administration (Y/506/1941)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how to manage an office facility
  • Understand health and safety in a business environment
  • Understand how to take minutes of meetings
  • Understand how to chair, lead and manage meetings
  • Understand how to supervise an administration team
  • Understand how to organise events

Module Five: Principles of business (D/506/1942)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand business markets
  • Understand business innovation and growth
  • Understand financial management
  • Understand business budgeting
  • Understand sales and marketing

Module Six: Develop a presentation (K/506/1913)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how to develop a presentation
  • Be able to develop a presentation

Module Seven: Deliver a presentation (M/506/1914)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the principles underpinning the delivery of presentations
  • Be able to prepare to deliver a presentation
  • Be able to deliver a presentation

Module Eight: Analyse and present business data (M/506/1945)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the analysis and presentation of business data
  • Be able to analyse quantitative and qualitative business data
  • Be able to present the analysis of business data

Module Nine: Negotiate in a business environment (H/506/1912)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the principles underpinning negotiation
  • Be able to prepare for business negotiations
  • Be able to carry out business negotiations

Module Ten: Provide administrative support for meetings (H/506/1876)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the administration of meetings
  • Be able to make administrative preparations for meetings
  • Be able to support the administration of meetings

Module Eleven: Participate in a project (F/506/1934)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand how to manage a project
  • Be able to support the delivery of a project

Module Twelve: Implement change (T/506/1929)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the principles of change management
  • Be able to plan the implementation of change
  • Be able to manage the implementation of a change plan
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of change plans

Module Thirteen: Understand the legal context of business (D/506/1939)

On completion of this module you will:

  • Understand the legal framework within which businesses operate
  • Understand the principles of business governance
  • Understand how contract law affects a business
  • Understand the requirements of employment law

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to produce full and articulate answers to questions. As this is a Level 3 qualification, learners will need to have a good standard of written and verbal communication skills (written skills, for example, would need to be at Level 2+ but ideally Level 3).

Minimum age restriction

You must be aged 16 or above to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete this course is 12 months.

Assessement requirements

Your assessments will consist of: Q&A, Essay, Case Studies, Projects, Observation, Witness Statement

Placement or Practical required

Learners will need to be working in a supervisory administrative role, supervising a team, giving performance reviews. Learners need to be doing personal and professional development (e.g development plans in place and time scales for the future, tracking their progress). You will also need to be supporting administrative meetings and communicating in a business environment, as well as developing and delivering presentations, implementing change and participating in projects. The learner must have a supervisor or manager who can verify work when necessary, as per the criteria. Please note that the term 'verify' does not mean the same as 'signing work off' - it is someone who can confirm that the learner did what they are saying they did. Our assessor will make the judgement as to whether the work submitted meets the criteria.

If placement or practical required, when?

Learners need to be in a suitable work environment in order to apply the principles of Business Adminstration and demonstrate competencies. The work environment can include temporary work placements, voluntary positions etc. Whilst passed experiene will /can be used within the evidence, it must be recent work and cannot be relied upon as the sole source of evidence, therefore a placement/environment is required.

Is Membership Required?

 

No membership is required

Observation by us required

Learners will be observed by a work-based mentor during the course.

Additional requirements

Although some units can be achieved from a theoretical perspective, there are some units that include 'work based' tasks. For example, in unit 5 the learner is required to produce a personal development plan that is counter-signed by a line manager. In unit 7, the learner is asked to identify a meeting that is taking place and to provide a detailed descrption of why it is taking place. In unit 9, the learner has to develop a presentation, and in unit 10 they are required to deliver it. Unit 11 is about negotiating in a business environment.

Certification Timeframe

You should receive your certificate in 12 weeks, but that can be extended if an EQA sample is required.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

This is a knowledge based course with practical aspects that will need to be demonstrated. 

You'll be assessed on the tasks you do at work and you will have to create a portfolio of evidence to show what you've achieved. Your qualification will be awarded once that portfolio has been signed off by your tutor.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of our NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/3965/1). This course has also been assigned 58 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Upon completion of this diploma, you can go on to study further in areas such as:

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 4 Diploma in Management

 

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story

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Salary Projection
Entry Level Salary
£14k
Average Salary
£22.5k
Experienced Salary
£30k
Average Salary
after completing
£22.5k

You can earn an average of £22,500 a year

OUR PASS RATE
Business & HR
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(National Average 51.8%)
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