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Diploma in Business Administration – Level 3

This course is ideal for anyone keen to develop their knowledge of business administration practice and theories.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 52
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £2500
Adult Loan Amount: £2500
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Course Information for Students

This course is for people who are working within a business administration environment and ideally have day-to-day operational management of administration duties. They should be able to demonstrate management of administration within the organisation in which they work. 

You need a good standard of English and should have a supervisory role within your organisation.

You will cover the below topics as mandatory: 

  • Principles of business administration
  • Personal and professional development
  • Managing your own performance
  • Your organisation
  • Communication in a business environment

You will also select optional units from an extensive list (more details will be discussed in your 1-1), including topics such as:

  • Providing services in an administrative environment
  • Human resources environment
  • Providing administration in the educational environment
  • Creating documents in a business environment
  • Developing and delivering presentations
  • Managing an office facility
  • Providing admin support
  • Managing team performance
  • Organising and delivering customer service

This course will be delivered off-site using a blended delivery model of supported self learning. 

You need access to IT equipment such as a laptop, smart phone or tablet, as well as Internet access.

You will be assessed via: 

  • Observations
  • Products of work
  • Questions
  • Witness testimonies

Further Study

You can advance to higher management qualifications.


You can progress your career in supervisory and management roles.

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Course Information for Employers

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Course Information Last Updated On: September 15, 2022 10:12 am