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Business Management and Administration - T Level


One of the real advantages of a T Level in Business Management and Administration is that it can lead to such a wide variety of potential careers in numerous industry sectors. At the same time, it teaches a set of invaluable skills that will serve you throughout your career, no matter which route you decide to take. Developing strategies and techniques that can help you manage projects, people, finances and systems successfully will make you a highly sought after individual in the UK jobs market. Plus, being able to demonstrate strong management behaviours also opens up opportunities for rapid progression.

In addition to learning the theoretical side of management and administration, T level students also undertake an extended 9 week work placement. This gives them the chance to apply this newly acquired knowledge in real world scenarios. It's also an ideal opportunity to gain CV worthy work experience and potentially secure permanent employment and/or a degree apprenticeship as some of our T Levels students have already done. There's also the opportunity to pursue business-related subjects at degree level once you've completed your T Level. You might want to consider one of the Business Management degrees we offer here.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
2 Years

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Career opportunities this programme could successfully lead to include:

Team Leadership / Management

  • Duty Manager
  • Team Leader or Supervisor
  • Improvement Practitioner
  • Project Leader

Business Support

  • Business Administrator
  • Office Clerk
  • Policy Officer
  • Executive Support

Key information

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English and Maths                                                                            

  • A successful interview with a tutor                                
  • The ability to study independently                            
  • A genuine interest in the subject                                          
  • Good communication skills                                               
  • Hardworking approach towards the industry

Qualification obtained

T Level Technical Qualification in Management and Administration

Fees and funding

If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. However you may be eligible for financial support.

Extra costs and equipment

No specialised hardware and software is required but you would be expected to have access to a computer with internet access.

Trips will be offered but these will not be required for the course and may be partly subsidised by the college.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

You will be required to complete an industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 45 working days (between 315 – 420 hours)

Industry Placements are managed by an appointed Workplace Co-ordinator within the curriculum area who maintains liaisons with employers, performs visits and logs required documents such as insurance.

This is a full-time course, involving 3 days a week spent at College and 2 days a week on work placement in a business environment. We will also expect you to spend at least 3 hours a week on independent learning.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here.

Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.


How will I learn?

Business staff at Blackpool and The Fylde College have worked closely with the awarding bodies to review and validate these qualifications to ensure that they are cutting edge and provide an advantage to our T Level students.

As an overview, each programme will include the following mandatory elements: 

  • Year 1 you will cover a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for a successful career within the business sector. 
  • Year 2 you will undertake specialist training covering industry-specific skills in either Management and Leadership or Business Administration and Support.
  • Year 2 you will also complete a purposeful industry placement with an employer in your chosen sector, this will last for a minimum of 45 working days (between 315 – 420 hours)

Year 1 – Management and Administration core subjects:

  • Business Context (24%)
  • People (18%)
  • Business Behaviours (9%)
  • Quality and Compliance (8%)
  • Finance (15%)
  • Policies and Procedures (8%)
  • Project and Change Management (18%)

Year 2 – Specialism in Team Leadership and Management

On completion of this specialism, learners will be able to:

  • Lead, manage and develop individuals and teams to deliver outcomes (20%)
  • Build relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders (20%)
  • Deliver core operational tasks and plans (20%)
  • Manage and implement projects (20%)
  • Apply governance and compliance requirements (20%)

Year 2 – Specialism in Business Support and Administration

On completion of this specialism, learners will be able to:

  • Support the running of the organisation (20%)
  • Organise and prioritise workloads and processes (20%)
  • Recommend and deliver improvements to business practices (20%)
  • Build and maintain positive internal and external stakeholder relationships (20%)
  • Manage the business information flow (20%)

Completion of either specialism will give learners the opportunity to develop their Maths, English and Computing Skills.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further 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.