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Principles of Business Administration Level 2 Certificate

Part Time

Course Overview

UK employers have reported a shortage in the availability of skilled business and administration staff and this is expected to be a continuing problem in coming years.

If you think you have what it takes to support organisations with these essential skills, this qualification will give you a thorough understanding of all aspects of a business administration role.  It is a nationally recognised qualification which could enhance your career prospects in this area.

Course Content

The course is split into seven manageable units:

Unit 1 - Principles of providing administration services

Unit 2 - Principles of business document production and information management

Unit 3 - Understand communication in a business environment

Unit 4 - Understand employer organisations

Unit 5 - Understand how to develop working relationships with colleagues

Unit 6 - Understand how to carry out business administration tasks

Unit 7 - Understand how to prepare text

Please note, you will need to complete all units to achieve the full qualification.

Entry Requirement

There are no formal entry requirements but you will find it helpful to have a good level of English and maths. 

One of our personal tutors will speak to you before you start the course to help ensure it is right for you.

In order to complete this Distance Learning Course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year olds you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths


There are no exams for this course; your learning will be assessed through your written work and assignments.

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of this course could help you progress within this business area.  You could also choose to study further courses at Level 3.

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL058
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 20 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Distance Learning
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019