Qualification Number (QN): 601/5261/8
Credit value: 17
Guided Learning Hours: 122
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 170
What is the purpose of this qualification?
The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (QCF) is designed to provide learners with a broad range of underpinning occupational knowledge that is required by employers to work within a Business Administrative environment and role. Achievement of this qualification prepares the individual to enter the Business and Administration sector in the potential job roles at this level, including cross-sector administrative related roles at a level that involves carrying out business administrative tasks under minimal supervision and instruction.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the most up to date National Occupational Standards for the Customer Service Sector as defined by Skills CFA, the Sector Skills Body. The qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. To successfully achieve this qualification learners must complete a minimum of 17 credits.
There are 4 mandatory or compulsory units which values – 11 credits. The remaining 6 credits are from optional units that will be chosen between yourself and your assessor.
The 4 mandatory or compulsory units are:
- Unit 01: Principles of Working in Business Administration (credit 3, GLH 22)
- Unit 02:Principles of Professional Behaviour (credit 2 , GLH 18)
- Unit 03: Principles of Providing Administrative Services (credit 4, GLH 25)
- Unit 04: Principles of Creating Documents (credit 2 , GLH 16)
How is this qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed through internal assessment by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods (written assignments, practical tasks, portfolio of evidence, centre devised assessments etc).
Who could take this qualification?
This qualification is for all learners aged 16-18 and 19+ who are capable of reaching the required standards. Learners do not need any prior qualifications, knowledge or experience before starting the qualification however they may be seeking work within the business and administration sector or be already employed in a business administrative or cross-sector administrative and secretarial role.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who have achieved the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration can progress to the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration or to employment in the business administration sector e.g. administrator, business support officer, office junior, receptionist.
Potential job roles for those working towards this qualification are:
- Programme Support
- Officer Secretary
- Office Junior
- Business Support Officer