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NVQ Business & Administration (Levels 1, 2, 3) at Appleby Heritage Centre

Course description

This course is available at levels 1-3 and is aimed at anybody who is considering working in a business/office environment.It is a vocational qualification and as with any vocational qualification the emphasis is placed on what you can do.An essential part of this course involves weekly external work experience in a suitably approved organisation.






Course content

Students complete a variety of units from a list of units such as:

  • Managing own performance
  • Working in a business environment
  • Producing documents
  • Using office equipment
  • Spreadsheet and or database
  • Presentation software
  • Store and retrieve information
  • Handle mail
  • Use telephone systems
  • Organise events
  • Research information
  • Organising travel
  • Support meetings
  • Provide reception services
  • Word processing soft ware


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however due to limited places and a heavy commitment in staff hours, places are allocated on recommendation from form tutors, with emphasis being placed on organisational skills, reliability, timekeeping and attendance .


Each unit is assessed separately so that unit certificates can be awarded where necassary. There are NO formal examinations. Candidates complete units by gathering together a portfolio of relevant evidence.

Future opportunities


This course can lead to employment in many administrative positions in almost any kind of industry. At Level 3 this qualification attracts UCAS points.


Further information

Contact Sharron Simpson (Training Manager)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Heritage Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year