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Business Administration Level 4

Course title: Business Administration Level 4 Course level: Level 4
Qualification: NVQ Diploma Awarding body: OCR
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Part-time Course length: 18 Months
Venue: Broad Oak Centre


Administration spans all occupations and sectors of employment. Qualifications in administration are designed to provide office workers/administrators with a qualification that recognises what they already do at work. They also provide essential training for development of the job role, which facilitates promotion.

This course is suitable for administrators working at a senior level with considerable responsibility for the management of systems and resources, working with an extensive degree of autonomy.

This course can be studied completely in the workplace only, the total number of hours is determined via negotiation with each individual learner.

The Diploma at Level 4 is a nationally recognised qualification which is highly regarded by employers and will greatly improve your chances of promotion.

Modules and units

To achieve a Level 4 qualification, you must complete a minimum of 57 credits.

You will study four mandatory units of:

  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Manage the work of an administrative function
  • Resolve administrative problems.

In addition to the mandatory units listed above, students are required to select optional units appropriate to their individual work role.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary. However a good standard of English, appropriate IT skills and a competence based qualification in business and administration would be an advantage. You should be working in an administrative role at a senior level, as detailed above.

All potential students will be individually interviewed and an occupational skill scan conducted.

How will I be assessed?

You will also be assessed in the workplace and on an individual basis inclusive of product evidence, reflective accounts, observations, professional discussions, written and verbal Q&A.

Progression and employment

Next steps could include progression onto Level 5 CMI Diploma in Leadership Management.

How much will the course cost me?

Please contact us for costs of this course. The fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

The cost of the course includes, the college enrolment fee and exam fees.

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If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information


If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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