This qualification is designed to meet the professional needs of the employment related services sector and raise the performance and productivity of practitioners and improve delivery standards so more people are moved into long term sustained employment.
The accessible nature of the units means that training can be delivered in bite-sized chunks, providing a flexible approach to learning. Tests will be available three times throughout the year meaning that candidates can access them as they complete individual sections of learning, if they wish to.
The qualification provides good underpinning knowledge to support an administration role. Some units are assessed through an examination.
Optional Units (selection)
Optional units provide opportunity to show understanding and skills in a variety of areas, including basic finance, IT and contributing to events. The NVQ gives learners the opportunity to create a portfolio of evidence showing how they are applying administration skills within their workplace. This includes six mandatory units covering the core skills needed to improve own performance and work more effectively. Learners have a choice of a wide range optional units which are likely to be determined by the employer and learner jointly identifying what best suits their needs.
The final two elements are the development of Personal learning and Thinking Skills which are embedded within the delivery of the knowledge and competency elements of the training, and Employment Rights and Responsibilities where understanding is checked through completion of a short workbook, or can be taken as a standalone unit.
We can provide a list of optional units and work with you to choose which are the most appropriate.
If employees do not have a Level 1 qualification in English, Maths or ICT gained in the last 5 years e.g. GCSE Grade C or above, they will also need to achieve functional skills at level 2 in these subjects.
Apprentices are in employment but the apprenticeship can help job security and promotion.
In the workplace you will learn through working with your assessor and work colleagues to complete a portfolio of evidence to the standard required. If you need to take functional skills, you will need to attend classes In College where you will be helped to improve your Maths, English and ICT skills. This will be done through explanation by the teacher and doing practice questions. There will be opportunities to work through past papers with both the teacher and other students in preparation for the exam.
You will be assessed through online exams for some Business Administration units and any functional skills you need to take. The remainder will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence.For further information or to apply please contact The Business Development Team on 020 7258 2711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will undertake an assessment and skills scan to make sure that this qualification is suitable for you. It is preferable to have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above.
You do not need prior knowledge but must be working in a Business Administration role and have a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week.
GCSE English grade 4-5 (C) or above
GCSE Maths grade 4-5 (C) or above
Care to learn - childcare support for young people aged 16-20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course, or moving to the 2nd year of a level 3 course, and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn.
Please ensure you register on the Care to Learn website even if you haven’t chosen your childcare provider or the course you want to study. Once you have registered Care to Learn will confirm financial support in principle.
For further details and help with making an application please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn or speak to a Student Advisor.
If you are aged 20+ when you start a course and need financial support to help with the cost of childcare while you study the college may be able to help.
You will be required to make use of any government NEF or 2+ Funding before requesting any financial support from the college.
It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances.
You need to have evidence that you meet general discretionary Learner Support Funds or 19+ Advanced Learning Loan bursary fund criteria:
All childcare applicants approved for funding will be required to sign our Terms & Conditions and MUST inform the College immediately should they stop attending lessons for any reason.Email email@example.com to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST speak to a member of the Student Advice or Learner Services team before you enrol on a course.
The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.
For further information click here.For further information on financial support for Looked after Children, Care Leavers and estranged young people, click here.