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Principles of Business Administration - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning)

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

Entry Requirement

You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this course.

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 old 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


Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.  

We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 hours per week to study this course in your own time.

This course is available:

  • Paper based learning materials with online assessments
  • Online learning materials with online assessments
  • Fully paper based

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: MDFL098
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Distance Learning
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