These qualifications are designed to start a career in a business environment, with many options for progression into specialist areas.
You need to enjoy working in an office, interacting with other staff and thriving on the challenge of meeting deadlines set by your manager.
The Study Programme training usually starts at Level 1 in the first year, progressing to levels 2 and 3 thereafter. These higher qualifications can either still be within the Study Programme or else within an employed Apprenticeship framework.
The Level 2 qualification is a Certificate in Business & Administration awarded by NCFE. This is a substantial qualification that is typically gained as the entry stage and covers all the basic aspects required to progress to Level 3.
The Level 3 qualification is a BTEC Diploma in Business Administration awarded by Edexcel and usually delivered within an apprenticeship framework.