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Business and Administration OCR Diploma Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Have you always wanted to be at the centre of the business administration world? Thought about being part of a business team, but unsure of the role that you could fulfil? Then this course is for you! 

This course will allow you to enjoy learning in a practical environment, whilst gaining experience in a wide range of professional administrative tasks. 

You will also gain confidence by carrying out practical tasks and assessments to help kick-start your career in administration. 

Taking your developed project management and operational skills away with you, you will leave the course with a confident business head and eye for detail. 

Business administration has become a competitive field, but with this course behind you, you will have the edge to assist any organisation that you may join.

Jobs within your reach include; office manager, receptionist, personal assistant, company secretary, and many more.

Course content

This course has a practical approach in order to fully immerse you in a business environment. 

You will learn how to operate office equipment, create business documents, whilst understanding how to organise meetings, deal with visitors and much more. 

You will cover the following modules;

-          Producing complex business documents
-          Functions and roles within business
-          Supporting recruitment and selection procedures
-          Reviewing and developing office procedures
-          Working in an administration team
-          OCR document presentation
-          OCR word processing
-          IT skills – spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and word processing
-          Career planning in administration.

At ncn we have fully up to date PC suites which will see you well equipped for any office setting. You will also have access to our dedicated learning centres.

Entry requirements

You must have one of the following;

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English & Maths

Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Administration with at least a Merit Grade plus GCSE English & Maths at grade A*-C, or equivalent

Equivalent qualification - Functional Skills may be accepted in place of GCSE Maths and/or English

If you are 19 or over and have industry experience, but do not have the necessary qualifications you are welcome to apply.


You will be assessed completing a range of practical tasks that demonstrate your understanding of administration. You will also learn practical ways to improve your employability and boost your CV.

Future opportunities

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Business & Administration OCR Diploma


If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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