NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration Level 3
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About this course

This Level 3 course is ideal for anyone currently working in the field of administration whose role involves carrying out administrative duties with a high degree of autonomy and personal responsibility.

You will be involved in developing, implementing and maintaining administrative services for customers and clients.

What will I learn?

In order to gain an NVQ Diploma at Level 3 you will have to prove that you can perform competencies to a nationally recognised standard.

For Level 3 - you will need to gather evidence for 4 mandatory units:

  • Manage own performance in a business environment
  • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment
  • Work in a business environment
  • Communicate in a business environment

You will also need to achieve a variety of optional units that best match your current job role. Your assessor will provide further information on these options. This qualification is very flexible in its structure enabling the organisation and individual to choose the optional units which best suit their work situation.

Entry requirements
You should be already employed in the field of administration and have relevant work experience. You may have to complete the Level 2 qualification prior to starting this Level 3 course.
Study, assessment and qualifications

The NVQ in Business and Administration can be achieved by following the routes detailed below:

  • Through accreditation at the workplace - You can be accredited with the skills you use to perform your daily tasks at work. You identify your skills, collect evidence and ask your employer to sign the competency statement. Your assessor will also visit your work place to carry out work place observations.
  • Through accreditation of recent prior achievement - If you have been in a job and have been using the skills covered in the units, you can be helped to identify those skills and organise the experience into clearly defined skills e.g. 'I can organise travel arrangements,' etc. Once you have done this you will need to provide a range of evidence to corroborate it.
  • Through a combination of all of the above. Each candidate compiles a portfolio of evidence. When you feel you have sufficient evidence to satisfy the unit statements, you can ask for that particular unit to be assessed.

You will be required to spend time at home or your workplace compiling your portfolio of evidence.

Additional costs and information

You will need to supply paper, pens and a file. Course and unit accreditation registration is included in your course fee.

You can join the course at any time throughout the year and there is no final examination for successful completion.

An assessor will be available at the start of the programme of study to help you select your optional units and provide guidance on the most appropriate evidence for your portfolio.

What could I do next?

You can progress to other related courses at the same level or above for example: First Line Management programmes. Ask your tutor for further guidance.