Business and Management

Business and Administration NVQ Level 4 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

There are various start dates throughout the year and you will study the course over 52 weeks.

Entry requirements

  • You must be working or volunteering in an administrative role and have a high level of autonomy in the job role
  • You will have a good amount of experience in an administrative role

You will achieve

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration

Course overview

 NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration is for learners who work in Business Administration in roles such as: Office Manager, Business Development Manage and Executive Assistant Project Manager It gives learners the opportunity to:
  • develop the specific types of knowledge to underpin learners competence as well as the wider sector related knowledge related to the job roles above. This includes the principles underpinning the resolution of administrative problems, the knowledge related to the management of an administrative function and the knowledge related to business communication models, systems and processes
  • develop and demonstrate a range of technical skills and behaviours that supports competence in the job roles stated above. This includes being able to identify administrative problems, being able to resolve administrative problems, being able to organise the work of an administrative function, being able to manage administrative workflows and being able to use both written and verbal communication in business
  • develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning through the development of personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS)
  • have existing skills recognised
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification
Students learn practical, work-related tasks designed to help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively.NVQs are usually delivered in the workplace. They can be taken by full-time employees or by college students with a work placement or a part-time job.

Course content

You will have a trainer who will work closely with you, often visiting you in your workplace. They will also keep in touch with you via email, telephone and drop-in workshops.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence in working in an administrative role. The portfolio can be presented as a traditional paper based file or as an electronic file using the Onefile e-portfolio.

You can view the full course specification via the link below;

Continuous assessment of evidence produced and accompanying written reports.

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

You will study in your place of work.

On successful completion of the programme you can seek employment as a receptionist, clerical assistant or administrator.

How much does the course cost?

£1,095 full fee payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Business and Administration NVQ Level 4 Work-based

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