Business Administration - Level 3

This course is designed to prepare you for employment with responsibility within an office environment. The course is aimed at those who have good basic office skills and wish to develop their competence to a high level. You will be expected to develop office systems and procedures, to develop effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and team members, to display a high standard of computer skills and to research and present information.

You will be required to partake in regular work experience placements in the Business Admin Centre at Hugh Baird College, in order to develop your skills and be assessed.

Assessment is ongoing and you will complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you are competent in all areas required at this level. In addition, you will study word and text processing to develop you computer skills to a high standard. This part of the course will be assessed by two short external examinations.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Coach others in basic office skills
  • Develop good interpersonal skills
  • Carry out supervisory duties within a realistic working environment
  • Take part in personal assistant duties in and around the College one day per week

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Business Consultant
  • Buyer
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Administration
  • Secretary

What qualification will I gain?

Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.


1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds.


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 Aged 24
Free £1,126 £1,987

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:06

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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