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Business Administration Level 3 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a one year full time course.

Is this course for me?

This course will suit you if you are an organised person who enjoys working on computers and wishes to gain the skills and qualifications needed to eventually work in a supervisory role in an office environment.

What will I learn?

  • How to produce a range of complex business documents using Microsoft OfficeTM
  • Functions and roles of business organisations
  • Recruitment and selection processes
  • Working in an administration team
  • Legislation affecting organisations

What else will I gain?   

The opportunity to retake GCSEs or functional skills in English and/or maths.  Additional qualifications in text processing, speed keying, audio transcription, and mailmerge.

Why study this course at The Sheffield College?

Links with local industry; experienced and supportive staff; good facilities




Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language



Unit assessment to cover theory and practical tasks takes place in College lessons and tutor observations of students working well on work experience are used to enhance the assignments. There are also some exams.


Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

It is possible to apply for an apprenticeship in Business & Administration which involves working towards an NVQ certificate in Business & Administration at level 2 or an advanced apprenticeship at level 3.  This means working in a job for 4 days a week and attending College for one day a week.

It is possible to apply for a job on completion at an intermediate level within a company.




Further information

How to apply  

School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school.  Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

Come see for yourself!

Don't just take our word for it though; come and see for yourself at one of out Open Day dates throughout the year:

  • Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: CFDAN1