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Administration (Business Professional) (Level 1 OCR Certificate) - Full-time

Course outline

Perfect if you’re looking for a first step in general business and administration and you’re looking for a blend of practical and business theory skills to help you progress.

You’ll learn how an office is organised and gain confidence in helping other people as part of a team. You will develop:

  • Administrative skills for working in an office environment
  • IT Skills using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Searching the Internet
  • Communication skills, when dealing with customers both in person, on telephones and with written communication
  • Business awareness, as assignments are set in a vocational context.

You can expect great support and guidance from your tutors. You’ll develop your skills both in College and during a work experience placement.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now to start this course in 2022/23.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: 5th September 2022

Course code: C037561 / Q037562


OCR Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 3–1 (D–G), including English Language and Maths at grades 3–1 (D–G) or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. You will also be asked to sit an initial assessment. The initial assessment must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1. If your results are lower than this, don't worry, we'll find the right course for you.


Choose to follow with a Level 2 Administration or Level 2 IT User Skills course, or a junior administrative or receptionist role. Alternatively you may wish to find an apprenticeship with an employer which will also allow you to continue your training.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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