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BTEC Certificate in Business Administration Level 2 at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

Richmond Business School’s Level 2 Certificate NVQ Business and Administration is a nationally recognised accredited NVQ allowing you to complete this qualification over a short, intensive period of training and assessment. It consists of 6-weekly 2.5 hour training workshops at the College. In addition, you will also have up to 3 on site assessments in the workplace (up to 2-hours per visit, one visit per month). The qualification is achieved within 17 weeks. Please contact for details of course dates and times

Course content

To achieve the full Level 2 Certificate NVQ Business and Administration you will need to complete a minimum of 21 credits. Mandatory Units: 1. Manage own performance in a business environment (2 credits) 2. Improve own performance in a business environment (2 credits) 3. Work in a business environment (2 credits) 4. Communicate in a business environment (3 credits) Optional Units (recommended route): 5. B3: Produce documents in a business environment Level 2 (4 credits) This unit is about preparing high quality and attractive documents to agreed layouts, formats, styles to meet agreed deadlines. 6. C2: Spreadsheet software Level 2 (4 credits) • File handling, combining information, entering and editing data, formatting • Checking, functions and formulas, analysing data, presentation, improving efficiency In addition, you must select a further 4 more credits (approx. 1 more unit) to undertake, which is to be agreed with your Assessor on completion of a job-roles skills scan. Proposed Delivery Training workshop timetable will be 6 x weekly workshops from 9:30am – 12pm on the following topics:: Workshop 1: NVQ Induction Workshop 2: NVQ Mandatory Units: Manage & Improve in a business environment Workshop 3: NVQ Mandatory Units: Work & Communicate in a business environment Workshop 4: Communicate / Produce documents in writing Workshop 5: NVQ Portfolio Building Workshop 6: Spreadsheet Software Level 2

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an initial assessment in Literacy and Numeracy and a job-role screening at RACC in order to be accepted onto the programme. The job-role screening consists of completion of a Training Application Form. Followed by the appropriate advice and guidance to ensure the course is relevant to the job you are undertaking in the workplace. You must achieve a minimum of Level 1 in both Literacy and Numeracy due to the volume of written work in this qualification. Some IT skills are also necessary, as is access to IT in the workplace. You should be employed in a role, including voluntary emplacement or self-employment, where you are required primarily to carry out administrative duties. At this level examples of appropriate occupations would be: secretary; administrative officer or assistant or anyone undertaking a general office administration role in the workplace.


Attendance at 6-weekly workshops. In addition, up to 3 assessment visits by a qualified assessor at your workplace during the course (see Assessment Methods below) NVQ Units will be achieved through a portfolio of evidence. The following list is different types of assessment methods that may be used to meet the assessment criteria, which may include: Observation of workplace activities: Assessors will observe you demonstrating your skills and competence in the workplace, supplemented by questions and answers. Work Product: Such as reports, letters, e-mails, memos, printouts, etc, are also valuable items of evidence. Witness testimony: Testimonies may be provided by Line Manager and/or workplace colleagues. Reflective accounts: A reflective account is usually a write up of how you carry out part of your job, recording events that actually happened. Professional discussion: Professional discussion, which can be recorded electronically in an audio or video file. Verbal / written questions: Also includes questionnaires; work based tasks Assignments: May be practical or written tasks given to you which test skills, knowledge or understanding, or combinations of all three.

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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