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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award/Certificate in Principles of Business Administration



Qualification objective

 

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Principles of Business Administration is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required for employment in roles such as Personal Assistant, Office Executive or Administration Team Leader. Learners may already be in employment in one of these roles, be newly appointed or have the intention to work in one of these roles.

It gives learners the opportunity to: 

·          develop an understanding of the core underpinning knowledge needed to support employment in the job roles mentioned above. This includes the principles of providing key administrative services such as planning meetings and managing diaries, supervising an administrative team, supporting environmental sustainability, and understanding how to communicate effectively in business environments.

·         develop skills in producing written business communications and positive attitudes to communicating in an effective and professional manner

·         progress to and from Business Administration Apprenticeships. Notably a) from Level 2 Apprenticeships and Business Administration knowledge qualifications; b) providing a scaffold for the knowledge learners require in order to move into Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeships

·         achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification

·         develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

 

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration extends the work-related focus from the Level 3 Award to provide learners with broader knowledge and understanding to support their employment in the roles stated above, or support employment in roles with additional responsibilities, such as Office Supervisor, Projects Manager or Business Development Executive. Learners may already be in employment in one of these roles, be newly appointed or have the intention to work in one of these roles. It gives learners the opportunity to: 

·         develop the knowledge and understanding that supports personal performance and development and broader cross-organisation processes. This includes managing own performance and development, developing and maintaining productive relationships, supporting business functions, supporting change in a business environment and business data and information management

·         develop additional underpinning knowledge and understanding to support employment in the roles with additional responsibilities. This includes the managing projects, supervising an office facility, budgeting, business principles and customer service.

·         progress to and from Business Administration Apprenticeships. Notably a) from Level 2 Apprenticeships and Business Administration knowledge qualifications; b) providing a scaffold for the knowledge learners require in order to move into Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeships; c) providing a foundation of knowledge for learners wishing to progress onto a Level 4 Business Administration qualification.

·         achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification

·         develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

 

Relationship with previous qualifications

These qualifications are a direct replacement for the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award/Certificate in Business and Administration, which have now expired. Information about how the new and old units relate to each other is given in Annexe B.

 

Progression opportunities through Pearson qualifications

Learners who have achieved the Award/Certificate can progress to the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration that develops occupational competency for the potential job roles at this level and is the main qualification in the advanced apprenticeship in Business Administration. Learners could also progress to a Level 4 qualification in Business Administration that is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate occupational competency in managing others, improving business performance, leading and managing a range of defined business administrative functions and resolving administrative problems.

Alternative progression routes are Level 3 Management qualifications, for example the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management, which is the main qualification in the an advanced apprenticeship in management, that is designed to ensure that management and leadership skills support productivity and efficiency of the workforce.

 

Industry support and recognition

These qualifications are supported by Skills CFA, the Sector Skills Council for pan-sector business skills, which includes the business and administration sector.

 

Relationship with National Occupational Standards

These qualifications are based on the most up to date National Occupational Standards (2013) for the Business and Administration Sector as defined by Skills CFA, the Sector Skills Body.