This qualification is appropriate for people who hold an administrative role which includes a wide range of duties and an amount of responsibility and autonomy.
The qualification is delivered and assessed in the workplace and you will be responsible for producing an electronic portfolio of evidence which confirms your ability to perform a range of administrative tasks in the workplace.
In addition to having good literacy and numeracy skills, you will need to be IT literate, well motivated and self disciplined. You must be willing to use and maintain an e-portfolio of evidence.
There are five mandatory units:
There is also a range of optional units you will complete. These could include developing and delivering presentations, analysing and presenting business data, procuring products and services, and using email. These will be decided by matching your job role to the list of optional units and selecting those for which you are able to generate evidence of your performance in the workplace.
You will be assessed on the job using a range of methods including the production of evidence such as case histories, work products, questions, witness testimonies, professional discussion and observations. These will be uploaded into an electronic portfolio.
You may wish to consider Level 3 qualifications in fields such as customer service and management or other routes of self development.
This course could help you to advance your career in an office or administrative environment and to broaden your role to include elements such as team leading and customer service.
Daniel Ranby is pursuing his dreams in the business world, and doing a good job of catching them up. The former Derby College student told our Alumni Team about his time at College, his latest business venture and his tips to succeed in business.Daniel graduated from Derby College with a Business Studies qualification under his belt and plenty of ambition."The Business Studies course made me more open minded. It was my initial insight into what is really involved in running my own business and what it takes to succeed." Daniel had big plans for his future, but it wasn't until he started studying that he was able to begin shaping them into something that could make money.Today, our entrepreneurial former student runs his own extremely successful business, which he built from scratch. Commercial Consultants is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the engineering, operations and business management sectors of the transport industries. "I started my business with only two computers. My ex-business partner put in £800. I've been running the business for eleven years now and I bought out my partner four years ago. I have full control over all aspects of the business, from the profit and loss to the planning and strategy."Daniel describes his journey as "Starting up from a blank piece of paper and having to make everything happen from scratch," something which he is understandably proud of, but more so because his business is now "achieving over 3.5 million in revenue." We asked Daniel what it takes to succeed in the business world: "A lot of drive is required and the ability to bounce back is a must." He is currently looking forward to starting another business.
"I always wanted to run my own business, and Derby College gave me the insight I needed."