Course Type: Full Time

Level 2 Business Professional (Administration)

  • Course Code AAA0810
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This study programme is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and understanding of the administration activities you need to progress to higher levels of study, onto an apprenticeship or into employment. The course is very practical and enables you to learn a lot about the key aspects of business administration.

What will I study?

Through a combination of classroom and practical sessions, you'll cover: 

  • Working in administration: Learn the role and importance of an administrator in a business environment.
  • Written business communication: Learn how to communicate effectively in contexts that are relevant to workplace situations.
  • Teamwork in administration:Learn how to work effectively in teams to achieve set objectives.
  • Financial transactions: Learn how to administer a petty cash system and manage customer accounts.
  • Handling diary systems: Learn how to manage both an electronic and paper based diary system.
  • Organise business travel and accommodation: Learn how to administer business travel and accommodation arrangements for other people.
  • Organise meetings: Learn how to make arrangements to hold a meeting and support the effective running of that meeting.
  • IT: Improve your IT skills with bespoke teaching on Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

A study programme is more than a qualification; it includes all the ingredients to make you the best you can be, to give you an edge in the jobs market and the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to move into further study. It is personal to you and is made up of a range of activity. The majority of time will be spent on the qualification and will be a mix of practical work and theory, all shaped around the technical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. The rest of your time will be spent in English and maths, work experience, tutorials and reviews along with a range of other activities designed to boost your CV in some way. 

Mentoring Scheme

You'll be part of an employer engagement scheme where you will work with employers from local businesses to help improve your skills further. The possibilities with this scheme are endless. Past students have been given real-life projects to work on, visited the employers at work and been given opportunities to showcase their work. This scheme, along with our tutorial programme, will help you become work ready as well as preparing you for the outside world with training on money management, help with job hunting, interviews and confidence building. 

Work Experience 

We want you to be job ready when you leave us and able to put what you have learned into practice in the workplace. Relevant and high quality work experience placements, employer mentoring, commercial and vocational projects will help you to do this and are an important part of your study programme. Plus make an impression on an employer and who knows where that could lead!

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

You can start on this programme and fast track to an apprenticeship once a vacancy becomes available and you're ready. Sign up to our apprenticeship alerts and we'll keep you updated on the latest apprenticeship vacancies. Plus our team will help you write your CV or application and prepare for interviews.

About our teachers

Our teachers are ambitious, talented and passionate about making your experience at college the very best it can be. They have up to date industry experience to share with you and the energy and enthusiasm to help you to get where you need to be.

What our students say

“I love the classroom atmosphere”  (Alex Angelico)

“Teaching is excellent” (Callum Fergusson)

“My college experience couldn’t have been better.  The teaching staff were so supportive and I met lots of new people. I also got to improve my maths and English through a functional skills qualification, something I was keen to do to help my career prospects” (Lauren Foston)

The place of study

You’ll study at our £39million Baltic Campus on Gateshead Quays. This academy is equipped with the latest learning resources as well as modern classrooms, the latest IT, relaxed social spaces, a gym, three places to eat and a Costa Coffee.

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of a mixture of individual assignments and tests for each unit.

How will I be taught?

The course is very practical, and is delivered by tutors with a wealth of experience.

Qualifications needed

NVQ Level 1 in Business Administration of equivalent

Required experience

We welcome applications from mature students without these qualifications but with relevant experience.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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