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Business and Administration

Business and Administration

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration


Further opportunities for learning and career development

The successful completion of your vocational qualification recognises your competence in the Business Administration sector and provides you with the stepping stones to further achievement.  Now may be a good time to review your future study and career choices, to explore the possibility of doing further qualifications and to gain membership of professional bodies and institutions.

If your qualification was the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration...

Your achievement of the Level 2 NVQ Certificate shows that in your administrative role you have developed your understanding of and skills in more complex administrative support, perhaps supporting events or retrieving information.  You have demonstrated how you work and communicate in a business environment carrying out a wide range of everyday administrative tasks such as, using diary systems, document production and supporting meetings.  As your career develops you may wish to consider the Level 3 or the Level 4 Diploma.

If your qualification was the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration...

Your achievement of the Level 3 Diploma shows your understanding of and competence in a wide range of administrative activities such as information managment, event co-ordination and implementing procedures and systems.  You have demonstrated essential business skills such as decision-making, resource management and project management and have shown how your work contributes to the wider strategy of your organisation or department.  As your career develops you may wish to consider the Level 4 Diploma.

If your qualification was the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration...

Your achievement of the Level 4 Diploma shows that in your administrative management role you have the skills to develop and implement administrative services that can be applied to a wide range of businesses and organisations.  You have demonstrated an understanding of management responsibilities through a range of activities such as resource management, negotiating, agreeing budgets and promoting innovation and change.  An added advantage of successfully achieving your Level 4 Diploma is that you can now apply to transfer credit points from this qualification towards The Open University BA/BSc degree.  You can find out more about this at www.open.ac.uk/credit-transfer.


Professional body information

In collaboration with it's partners, the CfA develops standards, qualifications and apprenticeship frameworks for Business skills @ Work.  These include business administration, customer service, management and leadership.  You can sign up to receive emails about all the latest news and information on the CfA website.


Further study at The Open University

The Open University has been voted top for student satisfaction for three years running and it could provide the flexibility, qualifications and the top-class teaching that will suit your next move.  Your can register for most OU courses without any previous academic qualifications.

To develop an academic understanding of a range of business and study skills you may wish to have a look through the University's full range of Business and Management courses.

The University also provides a range of high-quality and flexible online courses relating specifically to professional skills which will allow you to update and extend your skills and practice.

Use The Open University online prospectus to help you plan your future studies and career development.


Open University's Alumni Association

If you have successfully achieved the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration you are now eligible to join The Open University Alumni Association.  If you are interested in joining please contact the Alumni Association.


OpenLearn

OpenLearn gives you free access to learning materials from The Open University.  Have a look at the LearningSpace where you will be able to access materials from a wide range of our courses.  Some examples include 'An Introduction to Business Cultures' and 'Finding Information in Business and Management'.  Try as many as you like for free.


The Open University Careers Advisory Service

The Careers Advisory Service website is available to you and covers a wide range of information to help you in your career planning including:

  • Planning, developing or changing your career
  • Deciding what type of work would best suit you
  • Completing application forms, CVs or covering letters
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Looking for employment
  • Getting involved in voluntary work
  • Considering further study or professional training

FutureLearn

FutureLearn offers you free online courses from leading UK and international universities across a wide range of topics. To find out more go to: www.futurelearn.com/