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Administration OCR Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

This qualification recognises learners' understanding of complex administrative functions and activities. The course aims to accredit learners' abilities to carry out a comprehensive range of non-routine administrative tasks in a senior or supervisory role and has been designed to accredit their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the work context.

Course content

The course will cover the following topics: understanding roles in organisations; producing complex business documents; supporting business meetings; understanding laws that affect businesses; working as part of a team; supporting recruitment and selection procedures and a range of IT skills. You will have experience in a real working administration office and develop a broad range of IT skills through carrying out administration tasks.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

Two GCSE’s at grade C and a grade 4 in English and mathematics
OCR Diploma in Administration Level 2 and Functional Skills Level 2.

You must be able to demonstrate a suitable level of IT skills either by a qualification or by practical demonstration.


The modules will be assessed via portfolios of students' work, role play, presentations or assignments. The IT modules are tested by timed examinations during the course.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.


Future opportunities

You could progress to an Apprenticeship or another Level 3 course (business or IT). You could also go direct into full-time or part-time employment or higher education.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017
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