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Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator (Work-based) (Adult Course)

The qualification is aimed at individuals working in a business administration role across any industry.

It aims to help learners to develop a highly transferable set of knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of administrative practices and tasks, which can be applied to all industries.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course has flexible start dates throughout the year and will take up to 2 years to complete.

This qualification is delivered both within College and the workplace.

This course will take place at our Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

You will also be assigned a tutor assessor at the beginning of the course who will work with you throughout the programme.

What will I study?

The qualification covers a range of topics:

  • Principles of business administration
  • Personal and professional development
  • Managing performance
  • Your organisation
  • Communication in a business environment
  • Project management
  • ICT for business

These units are mandatory and you will also complete one additional optional unit.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, reports and direct observation of your work practice.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or the equivalent. However, you must be employed in an administration role.

What are the course fees?

More information on course fees will be provided upon application. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

If you are aged 19 or over, you could also choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility is not dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments do not start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,725 per year. For more information, please visit our dedicated Advanced Learner Loan page.

There are a number of payment options including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion, you may choose to progress onto further learning such as a CMI Management and Leadership professional qualification.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Tracey Caine/Brenda Tickle



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Why study Business with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.


Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.