NQ Administration & Business (Levels 4 - 6) - Dec/Jan Start

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Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications required for entry at level 4. Qualifications in English, Maths and Business and/or Administration required for level 5/6. Entry is by interview. Applicants should bring an education or employment reference to interview and any certificates they have.


This short full-time course (18 weeks), aims to develop learners’ awareness of business and how IT applications (eg word processing, spreadsheets and databases) can be used in a business environment. Core skills of working with others, communication and numeracy are also included. An interest in business and also administration is essential. Students have a choice of start dates – December 2017 or January 2018. The course may be offered at a number of levels depending on student need. The course aims to: - Develop knowledge of how businesses operate - Develop entrepreneurial and employability skills - Develop skills in word processing and using a range of IT packages and office equipment - Develop skills in presenting information - To develop work-related skills such as team working, communication, ICT, numeracy - Allow learners to progress to other NQ (level 5/6) or HNC/D programmes.

Course Content

Includes:- - Communication - Understanding Business - People & Finance - Marketing & Operations - IT Applications - Word Processing.


Full Time. 18 weeks. December start – Campus – East End (Haghill) January start – Campus – To be confirmed Two start dates - December start – Monday 4 December 2017 – Friday 11 May 2018 - January start – Monday 29 January 2018 – Friday 22 June 2018 Please specify your preferred start date in your application.


Learners may be able to progress to other business and/or administration courses at level 5 or 6. Exceptionally, progression to a relevant HND may be possible. Employment in retail, customer service or administration roles.