NVQ In Business Administration Level 2

Part Time

About the course

The level 2 Diploma consists of 45 credits, and is made up of six mandatory units and a number of
optional units based around your work role. In order to identify which qualification and units are most appropriate, we will match your skills against the standards. This provides us with the opportunity to tailor the qualification to suit your individual situation and needs.

Approximately 12 months.

Once the appropriate units are agreed, assessment can start. An assessor will visit you in your workplace. They will plan their visits in advance and will accommodate your work pattern and activities. Assessment visits usually take place every 3-4 weeks and last approximately 1-1.5 hours each. You will be set tasks to complete between visits.

You will complete some on screen assessment which consists of multiple choice questions.

Your assessor will work with you to cover the knowledge and skills covered in the qualification. As well as being able to complete tasks competently, you should know why you do them a certain way. Together you will gather evidence to demonstrate you meet the qualification standards. A variety of assessment methods will be used.

Course content

The level 2 Certificate is made up of six mandatory units and a selection of optional units based around your work role making this qualification extremely bespoke to your own individual needs.

Mandatory units include:

  • Communication
  • Providing administrative services
  • Document production
  • Employer organisations
  • Personal performance
  • Developing relationships with colleagues.

Entry requirements

  • Have agreement from your employer to allow an assessor to visit you in the workplace
  • Have a minimum of 3 months prior experience in the business and administration environment
  • Be working a minimum of 15 hours per week

Where next?

Business and Administration/Team Leader (Level 3).


This qualification is designed for you if you are employed in a business administration environment in an administrative role, such as administrative assistant or team administrator, and need to develop or consolidate your skills.

What additional resources will I need?


Fees information

  • The price of this qualification is normally £1,800

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