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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
15.2 Administration
Credits:
58
Qualification No:
601/6726/9
GLH:
282 hours
Total qualification time:
580 hours
Price:
£108.50 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Confirm occupational competence and/or ‘licence to practice’

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • E-assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification meets the combined qualification requirements of the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Please visit the below page for further information:

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Business Administration

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete a minimum of 58 credits including 27 credits from Mandatory Group A and a minimum of 13 credits from Optional Group B. Remaining credits can be taken from Optional Groups B, C or D with a maximum of 10 credits from Optional Group C and a maximum of 8 credits from Optional Group D. Learners must achieve 40 credits at level 3 or above.


    Units

    Mandatory Group A

    Learners must achieve 27 credits from Mandatory Group A.

    Communicate in a business environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1910
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    Manage personal and professional development

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    12
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/2952
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    Principles of administration

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1941
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    Principles of business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    74
    Credits:
    10
    Unit No:
    D/506/1942
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    Principles of business communication and information

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/506/1940
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    Optional Group B

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 13 credits from Optional Group B.

    Administer finance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/506/1890
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    Administer human resource records

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/1879
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    Administer legal files

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    31
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/506/1935
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    Administer parking and traffic challenges, representations and civil parking appeals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    31
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/506/1920
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    Administer parking and traffic debt recovery

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    T/506/1932
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    Administer parking dispensations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/506/1887
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    Administer statutory parking and traffic appeals

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/506/1923
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    Administer the recruitment and selection process

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/506/1883
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    Analyse and present business data

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/1945
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    Buddy a colleague to develop their skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/1895
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    Build legal case files

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/506/1936
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    Contribute to the development and implementation of an information system

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/506/1916
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    Contribute to the improvement of business performance

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/506/1911
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    Contribute to the organisation of an event

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/506/1869
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    Create bespoke business documents

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/506/1915
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    Deliver a presentation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    17
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/1914
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    Develop a presentation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    11
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/506/1913
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    Employee rights and responsibilities

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/506/1905
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    Evaluate the provision of business travel or accommodation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/506/1918
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    Handle mail

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/506/1813
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    Maintain and issue stationery and supplies

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/2295
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    Manage an office facility

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/506/1944
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    Manage legal case files

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1938
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    Monitor information systems

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    43
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    F/506/1917
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    Negotiate in a business environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/506/1912
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    Organise business travel or accommodation

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/506/1875
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    Prepare specifications for contracts

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/506/1957
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    Prepare text from notes using touch typing

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/506/1815
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    Prepare text from recorded audio instruction

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/506/1817
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    Prepare text from shorthand

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    46
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/1816
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    Produce business documents

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1809
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    Produce minutes of meetings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    13
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1812
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    Provide administrative support for meetings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/506/1876
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    Provide administrative support in schools

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/506/1919
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    Resolve administrative problems

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    56
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/506/1956
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    Store and retrieve information

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/506/1811
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    Support environmental sustainability in a business environment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/506/1954
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    Optional Group C

    Learners can achieve a maximum of 10 credits from Optional Group C.

    Bespoke Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/502/4397
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    Chair and lead meetings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1924
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    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/502/4556
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    Develop and implement an operational plan

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1955
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    Develop and maintain professional networks

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/506/1949
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    Encourage innovation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/506/2292
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    Implement and maintain business continuity plans and processes

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/506/1930
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    Implement change

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    T/506/1929
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    Manage a budget

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/506/1995
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    Manage a project

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    38
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    R/506/1999
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    Manage business risk

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/506/2004
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    Manage individuals' development in the workplace

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/506/1922
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    Manage individuals’ performance

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/506/1921
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    Manage physical resources

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/506/1989
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    Manage team performance

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/506/1821
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    Organise and deliver customer service

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/506/2150
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    Participate in a project

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/506/1934
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    Prepare for and support quality audits

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    17
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/506/1992
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    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/502/4623
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    Procure products and/or services

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    M/506/1928
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    Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/1820
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    Recruitment, selection and induction practice

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/506/2909
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    Resolve customers’ complaints

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/506/2151
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    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/502/4626
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    Using Email

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/4301
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    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4632
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4629
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    Optional Group D

    Learners can achieve a maximum of 8 credits from Optional Group D.

    Principles of Social Media within a Business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    42
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/503/9324
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    Principles of digital marketing and research

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    F/502/9937
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    Principles of leadership and management

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    F/506/2596
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    Principles of market research

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/502/9933
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    Principles of marketing and evaluation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    T/502/9935
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    Principles of marketing stakeholder relationships

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/9938
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    Understand the customer service environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/506/2152
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    Understand the legal context of business

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    44
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/506/1939
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is approved to be offered in England only. It offers an engaging programme for learners who have decided that they are going to continue a career in business administration supervision or team leading.

    The qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the skills and competence needed to work within business administration supervisory roles.

    The qualification is generic and so is suitable for learners working in a wide range of business administration roles. It is aimed at people who need to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge, skills and understanding of the business administration environment.

    The qualification is the competency component of the Advanced Apprenticeship Framework for supervisory roles within the business administration industry.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification covers the knowledge, understanding and competence needed to work in a supervisory role in a range of business administration environments.

    The qualification comprises of 58 credits and has a minimum of 282 - 432 guided learning hours.

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits. 27 credits must be achieved from the mandatory group

    The mandatory units are:

    • Principles of business
    • Principles of business communication and information
    • Communicate in a business environment
    • Principles of administration
    • Manage personal and professional development

    Learners then can choose from a wide range of optional units which provide them with the flexibility to choose those areas relevant to their particular setting. The units include:

    • Contribute to the improvement of business performance
    • Administer parking and traffic challenges, representations and civil parking appeals
    • Negotiate in a business environment
    • Provide administrative support in schools
    • Build leg


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Business Admin is suitable for learners who want a generic qualification which is suitable for a wide range of roles within a business environment.

    Gateway Qualifications offers other Level 3 qualifications which may be more suitable if learners wish to specialise within specific sectors in a team leading or lower managerial/supervisory roles, for example within the logistics, retail or customer service sector.

    The following qualifications are available from Gateway Qualifications:

    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service – which is suitable for people working at supervisory level in a customer service role
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge – which provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for working within the retail sector or the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Retail Management which enables learners to demonstrate their competency in working within retai


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is primarily intended as a means of developing the competence of those already employed within business administration and gives a good grounding for supervisory positions in the business administration sector. It forms the combined knowledge and competence part of the Advanced Apprenticeship within this sector.

    Job roles within this sector which are supported by this qualification could include:

    • Administration officers/executives
    • Administration team leaders
    • Office supervisors
    • Personal assistants/secretaries


    What are the progression options?

    Learners could complete the advanced apprenticeship in business administration and then may choose to progress to a higher apprenticeship at level 4 such as:

    Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administration
    Level 4 Diploma in Business and Administrative Management
    Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The qualification is available to learners aged 16 and above. It is expected that learners undertaking the qualification will already have gained previous qualifications in related subjects, for example, customer service or business administration qualification at Level 1 or 2 and have experience within the sector.

    Funding information

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