Course Code: TM1FE016 Business Administration (Steps to Employment) - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 18 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 5 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThe Level 2 in Business Administration is a 5-week course aimed at those aged 19 and over who want to upskill to gain employment within the administration sector. Individuals who thrive on being organised, enjoy working with a broad range of people, have a good eye for detail and are capable of juggling multiple tasks at the same time make great administrators and their importance to organisational success should not be underestimated. As an administrator you'll provide office support and play a vital role in the smooth running of your employer's business. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, organising travel, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing. You may also be responsible for office projects and tasks, as well as overseeing the work of junior administrative staff. Successful completion of the full programme leads to achieving the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration. The course may be free, depending on your circumstances, and you could also access a range of financial support – including help with childcare. To check the eligibility criteria, please visit our page dedicated to adult fees and funding. Steps to Employment This course part of a series of four courses that you can study individually or as a group. If you complete all the courses, this would significantly enhance your prospects for employment in any business. The other courses include: Team Leadership (Level 2) Digital Promotion for Business – Level 2 Principles of Customer Service – Level 2 Entry Requirements This course is for adults aged 19 and over who are seeking to gain qualifications within the fundamentals of business. You will also need to complete an entry assessment, and we will invite you to have an informal discussion with the Course Tutor. Qualification ObtainedBTEC Certificate in Principles of Business Administration Industry Placement and Field TripsWe will actively encourage and support you to take part in voluntary work throughout your course as volunteering is a key way into employment. Learning and Teaching Methods We recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. This course is delivered in a blended approach by expert tutors, this will include a combination of face to face (onsite) and remote (virtual) sessions. Additionally, you will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical sessions. There is also dedicated individual/self-study time on your course which needs to be supported by your own study out of the classroom sessions, including completing e-learning tasks accessed via the Canvas platform. You are free to use B&FC learning resources for independent study. We also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these and other classroom technologies. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsSyllabus Topics Topic 1: Principles of Working in Business Administration (Mandatory unit) Topic 2: Principles of Professional Behaviour (Mandatory unit) Topic 3: Principles of Providing Administrative Services (Mandatory unit) Topic 4: Principles of Creating Documents (Mandatory unit) Topic 5: Principles of Supporting Meetings (Optional unit tbc) Topic 6: Principles of Reception Services (Optional unit tbc) Topic 7: Understanding Customers (Optional unit tbc) Assessment methods Assessment is undertaken through methods such as reports, observations, presentations and projects. Below is the % assessment weighting for each topic: Topic 1: Principles of Working in Business Administration 18% Topic 2: Principles of Professional Behaviour 12% Topic 3: Principles of Providing Administrative Services 22% Topic 4: Principles of Creating Documents 12% Topic 5: Principles of Supporting Meetings 12% Topic 6: Principles of Reception Services 12% Topic 7: Understanding Customers 12% Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll students will be expected to provide their own stationery, to include pens, a notepad and an A4 folder. Replacement ID badges will be at a cost of £3 (or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass). For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white copies free of charge. Any additional black and white copies are charged at 4p per copy. There will be a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities, which we will advise you about at the start of the academic year. These are not mandatory. The costs will vary according to each activity and will be made available to you at enrolment. Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and, for those that aren’t, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you’re eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Successful completion of the Level 2 study package will allow you to enrol onto one of the following level 3 courses: • Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business 19+ • Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration Afterwards, you could go straight into employment or even progress to one of our degree-level courses, which would enhance your career prospects event further.