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Pathway to Administration Employment OCR NVQ Level 2 Business Administration at Doncaster College

Course description

Are you more of a practical learner? Would you like the opportunity to gain employment skills, under take work experience and gain an NVQ level 2 in business administration at the same time? Then this course is perfect for you.

Not only will the course provide you with skills needed to work as an office administrator, it will give you the employability skills needed to feel confident in any business environment by working through units such as the interview process and coping with your first day at work.

The course also includes a live project called the AMP Awards in which you run and set up the business and music side of the competition against other schools and colleges in Yorkshire.

The course will be supported by visiting speakers from local businesses, visits to local workplaces, work experience activities and business and music AMP Awards mentors.


Course content

The course will enable you to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace and is made up of four elements which are as follows:

NVQ Level 2 Business Administration:

This segment of the course allows you to understand document production, office equipment, reception duties, in going and outgoing mail and many other essential duties for the workplace. This qualification is required by around 90% of administration posotions in the industry

Employability skills:

This segment of the course will cover units such as the interview process, coping with your first day at work, managing your time, working in teams and many others to boost your employability skills.

Work Experience:

This segment of the course allows you to work in a real working office situated in the college, where you will use skills that will be essential to working life after the course in an office environment. There may also be the opportunity to carry out other work based tasks linked to the employability units throughout the course.

Functional Skills/GCSE's:

The appropriate level to reinforce skills in English, Maths and IT. This is essential to the modern work environment and qualified lecturers will help and support you through the process. Those with grade D at GCSE will re sit these in order to comply with the workplace and government demands.


Entry requirements

  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.
  • You must have a good command of the English language.


​You will be assessed by a variety of methods including project work, role play, practical demonstration, portfolio building, multiple choice examination, presentations, oral examination, task-based controlled assessment and written examination.

Future opportunities

  • BTEC Level 2 Business
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship

There is a constant demand for suitably qualified administrative and retail staff both locally and nationally. Close liaison with employers ensures that students are kept well informed of changes and opportunities that may arise.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Doncaster College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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