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This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2020 and the certification end date is 31/07/2021.

Key Facts

Level:
Level 4
Subject Sector:
15.2 Administration
Credits:
57
Qualification No:
601/6737/3
GLH:
194 hours
Total qualification time:
570 hours
Price:
£139.00 per learner
Age Range:
18+

Qualification purpose

Confirm occupational competence and/or ‘licence to practice’

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    This qualification meets the competence qualification requirements of the Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration. Please visit the Apprenticeship page for further information:

    Higher Level Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a total of 57 credits. 18 credits must come from the Mandatory Group M and a minimum of 39 credits must come from Optional Groups OA and OB. A minimum of 26 credits must come from Optional Group OA and a maximum of 13 credits may come from Optional Group OB. A minimum of 30 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must achieve 18 credits from this group.

    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:
    F/506/1819
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    Manage the work of an administrative function

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    T/506/1946
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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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    Optional Group A

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 26 credits from this group.

    Analyse and present business data

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/1945
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    Contribute to the design and development of an information system

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/506/1950
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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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    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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    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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    Manage an office facility

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

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    49
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/506/1959
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    Manage information systems

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/506/1951
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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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    Prepare specifications for contracts

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/506/1957
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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 B

    Learners may achieve a maximum of 13 credits from this group.

    Chair and lead meetings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/1924
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    Collaborate with other departments

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/1931
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    Conduct quality audits

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    21
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/1994
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    Design business processes

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    23
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/506/2055
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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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    Develop working relationships with stakeholders

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/506/1982
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    Encourage innovation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    14
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/506/2292
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    Encourage learning and development

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/1962
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    Establish business risk management processes

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    29
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/506/2048
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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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    Initiate and implement operational change

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/506/1980
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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 conflict within a team

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/506/1927
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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 knowledge in an organisation

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    34
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/506/2032
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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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    Manage the impact of work activities on the environment

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/506/1991
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    Optimise the use of technology

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    29
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/506/2064
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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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    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 of opportunity, diversity and inclusion

    Level:
    Level 5
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/506/2053
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    Recruitment, selection and induction practice

    Level:
    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    33
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/506/2042
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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 progress within a career in business administration management.

    The qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the skills and competence needed to work within business administration managerial 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 Gateway Qualifications Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration is suitable for learners who want a generic qualification which is suitable for a wide range of roles within a business environment.

    Learners could already have experience within the sector.
    This qualification covers the skills and competence needed to work i


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

    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 design and development of an information system
    • Manage information systems
    • Prepare specifications for contracts
    • Manage events
    • Support environmental sustainability in a business environment
    • Contribute to the improvement of business performance
    • Monitor information systems
    • Negotiate in a business environment
    • Evaluate the provision of business travel or accommodation
    • Develop a presentation
    • Manage an office facility
    • Deliver a presentation
    • Analyse and present business data
    • Create bespoke business documents
    • Manage business risk
    • Encourage learning and development
    • Manage a project
    • Initiate and implement operational change
    • Conduct quality audits
    • Develop and implement an operational plan
    • Design business processes
    • Optimise the use of technology.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    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:

    • Establish business risk management processes
    • Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion
    • Manage team performance

    This qualification is a competency based qualification which allows learners to demonstrate their skills and competence within a business administration role. The following qualifications are available from Gateway Qualifications:

    • Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Diploma in Business and Professional Administration is a qualification which is suitable for people working in a wide range of sectors in a business administration role which allows learners to gain underpinning knowledge and understanding of the role.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The following qualifications are available from Gateway Qualifications:

    • Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Diploma in Procurement is a competency based qualification which has been developed for those who have experience in the workplace in a day to day purchasing role wishing to further their career in the procurement sector and take on management responsibilities.

    Gateway Qualifications offers other Level 4 qualifications which may be more suitable if learners wish to specialise within specialise within specific sectors in a managerial role, for example within the procurement sector.

    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 managerial positions in the business administration sector. It forms the competence element of the Higher Apprenticeship within this sector.


    What are the progression options?

    With additional training, learners may be able to progress in their careers to roles including operations director, business development manager, company secretary or a wide range of managerial roles within business.
    Learners could complete the higher apprenticeship in business administration and then may choose to progress onto qualifications such as:

    • the Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Management & Leadership
    • further or higher education to undertake business related or other qualifications including foundation degrees in areas such as business, business management, and business administration.
    • a range of business and management undergraduate programmes
    • a range of business or management professional qualifications at level 5 and above
    • further employment opportunities within their current job role/alternative job roles
    • specialised qualifications providing additional technical knowledge
    • possible membership of professional bodies.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The qualification is available to learners aged 18 and above. The qualification comprises of 57 credits and has a minimum of 194- It is anticipated that learners undertaking the qualification may already have gained previous qualifications in related subjects, for example, customer service or business administration qualification at Level 3 or A level subjects. The mandatory units are: • Resolve administrative problems • Manage the work of an administrative function • Communicate in a business environment • Manage personal and professional development .

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