This course helps you gain practical know-how in providing routine and more complex administrative support within a working environment.
You will be required to complete four mandatory units:
- Manage own performance in a business environment
- Improve own performance in a business environment
- Work in a business environment
- Communicate in a business environment.
You will also study between six and ten optional units from a selection suiting a wide range of job roles. Attending a work placement at least one day a week is a mandatory part of the course.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need GCSE grade 4 English and Maths or equivalent. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.
How is the course taught?
You will be taught through practical application using a range of teaching methods. In addition, you will be required to attend work placement at least one day a week, where you will to be able to apply the knowledge gained classroom in a work environment.
How will I be assessed?
Learners will be assessed by at a portfolio of evidence of the learner's work. This can include observation, questions, professional discussion and looking at the work they have produced.
What support is available?
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
What social activities can I take part in?
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
What facilities and resources are available?
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.