Distance/Online Learning

Principles of Business Administration Level 2 Certificate Distance Learning

Course Summary

Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately three months.

This qualification provides you with the knowledge that is required to work in a range of environments in a business administration role. You will know how to carry out administrative tasks such as managing information and supporting events and will be able to apply your knowledge in a variety of industries and job roles.


  • Business and Administration NVQ

Entry requirements

  • This course is fully funded by the Government and to qualify, you must have been resident in England for the last three years and be an EU citizen. You must also be 19 years old at the start of the academic year.

  • You must have a minimum of Level 1 Literacy

  • There are no pre-requisite qualifications for this course however Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.

Course content

You must complete the units listed below.


  1. Principles of providing administrative services

  2. Principles of business document production and information management

  3. Understand communication in a business environment

  4. Understand employer organisations

  5. Principles of developing working relationships with colleagues

6. Principles of business administrative tasks

7. Understand how to prepare text

Timings and Assessments

  • Approximately 3 months.

  • Start anytime

  • You will work on-line and will be provided with all necessary learning materials to complete the programme. You will be required to complete a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test your knowledge. As you work through the learning material, you will answer questions which allows you to complete a portfolio of evidence. These are then submitted to your trainer for marking.

Costs and Resources

  • Free

  • However, if you do not complete your course, you will be charged £125 to cover administration and learning material costs.

  • For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx


  • For further information about this course please contact a member of the Fast Forward Team on 01793 732892 or email: FastForward@newcollege.ac.uk

  • Fee: FREE
  • Course Code: BC8766
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