NOCN Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration
Why should I study this course?
This course gives learners the skills and knowledge needed to work in an office. They will learn to set out professional letters, emails and reports; use and maintain office equipment; learn how organisations are structured; use social media effectively; store and retrieve information using paper and electronic filing systems; develop communication and working relationships with colleagues; supervise staff; produce minutes of meetings; understand the principles of client relationships; and handle mail, among other tasks.
How is the course assessed?
The NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF) is a knowledge and competence based qualification and, as such, learners achieve a balance of practical skill and understanding. The qualification is achieved by a variety of methods. Knowledge is proven by an online assessment. Practical skills are assessed by coursework; observation; simulated activities; question and answer sessions; witness statements from colleagues; and evidence of prior learning, qualifications or achievements. This will be collected in a Portfolio of Evidence. Learners will be supported by a qualified tutor/assessor who will be a subject specialist.
How many hours of study are there?
If studying part time, learners will usually meet with one of our tutors/assessors for an hour every three weeks. If full time, they will meet for an hour every week. This is to teach using the latest technology and learning techniques; carry out assessments; ensure the course criteria is being met; give feedback; and agree on how to proceed. The portfolio will include printed copies of the documents created by the learner every day at work.
How do I progress with this qualification?
Once gained learners can progress to the NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF) or other level 3 course, the equivalent of two 'A' Levels. Or they could use it to start working effectively in an office in roles such as Finance, Marketing and Administration Assistant.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements for this course, nor is any previous learning needed. However, learners will need to show competence in office and business skills so will need to work in an office environment.
Should I do any other courses at the same time?
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