Business Administration



The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. The qualification is aimed at learners who are new to an administrative role or looking to progress into this type of job role. This qualification will allow learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of business and administration, resulting in the achievement of a nationally recognized qualification. Please note, this qualification can be applied to a range of occupational sectors.

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Units Maximum Credit Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration 2 13 104 Hours 60054803
Unit Level Credit Value GLH Unit Code
1. Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment Level 1 4 40 L/601/7638
2. Principles of providing administrative services Level 1 4 20 R/601/7639
3. Principles of managing information and producing documents Level 1 3 30 J/601/7640
4. Principles of contributing to innovation and change Level 3 3 30 J/601/7654


The qualification will be awarded to learners who successfully achieve an approved combination of units through a Portfolio of Evidence that has been successfully verified and monitored through

Achievement methodology

Highfield qualification’ Quality Assurance process. Achievement is therefore determined by successful completion of unit assessment with no further requirement for additional/summative assessment.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification provides progression within the Entry level suite and onto Level 1qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Employability Skills, and Skills for specific sectors, as well as directly into employment, including supported employment, and to other more personalized destinations such as independent living.

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:

  • Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (RQF)
  • Highfield Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (RQF)


In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to be aged 14 years or above Pre-14, 16-18, 19+

Prior Qualifications

It is also recommended that learners have a level 1, or a suitable equivalent, in English and maths before enrolling on to this course.

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

There is no requirement for learners to have any prior skills, knowledge or understanding.


There are no restrictions to entry.

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