This qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to work - or are already working - within a business and administration role. It will help them to improve their knowledge of business administration tasks and is applicable to a variety of work environments and sectors.
There are no entry requirements to access this programme other than you must wish to work - or should be already working - in a role in an administrative environment.
Unit 1: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
Unit 2: Principles of providing administrative services
Unit 3: Principles of managing information and producing documents
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. The portfolio of evidence is in the form of a workbook that may be completed in a paper-based format or online to suit the individual learner.
Fashion enthusiast Richard Auzins has used his Diploma in Visual Merchandising as a springboard to working with Marks & Spencer Richard has started out as a warehouse operative at the company’s distribution centre in Castle Donington, with a view to progressing his merchandising career within M&S.
He especially enjoys dealing with the online sales side of the operation. Richard had originally considered university but then discovered the specialist advanced course in Visual Merchandising at Derby College. Keen on keeping up with latest fashion trends, the course enabled him to translate his passion for fashion into a career.
Although I’m working in logistics, I’m still involved with fashion and homewares every day. The Derby College course helped me get the job and having a qualification in retail merchandising has made me more confident in sharing my ideas at work. I’d like to move into visual merchandising one day but at the moment I enjoy what I do and M&S is a great business to work for.