Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

Qualification overview

This qualification is aimed at learners working in a senior business administration role. It aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding across a range of administrative practices and tasks, e.g. managing information. It forms the knowledge and competency requirements of the Advanced Apprenticeship Framework in Business Administration. It can also be used on a stand-alone basis.

Entry requirements

It is advised that learners have level 2 in literacy and numeracy before enrolling onto this course.

Key facts

Qualification Number: 601/4029/X Learning Aim Reference: 6014029X
Guided learning hours (GLH): 282-432 Credit Value: 58
Assessment Method: Portfolio of evidence  


Qualification structure

In order to achieve the qualification, learners must achieve the minimum of 58 credits from the following:


A minimum of 40 credits must be achieved through the completion of units at Level 3 or above. Full details relating to the Rules of Combination for this qualification can be found in Appendix 1 of this specification. All units are contained in Appendix 2.

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Age ranges

This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16+.


Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of any of the following signposted qualifications/training: