NCFE Diploma  Level 3 in Business and Administration

This qualification is designed for those who are already working in a business administration or business support role. The qualification accredits your existing skills and knowledge while providing opportunities to develop these further. The qualification allows employers to see that you are capable of working to a recognised level and may help you to progress within your industry.

This QCF qualification develops and accredits a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in a business administration role. It covers a range of business and administrative skills such as negotiating in a business environment, managing an office facility and monitoring information systems.

Entry requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification/these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification. Learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

Qualification achievement

To be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits

Mandatory units: 

Unit 01 Principles of business (10 credits)

Unit 02 Principles of business communication and  information (4 credits)

Unit 03 Communicate in a business environment (4 credits)

Unit 04 Principles of administration (6 credits)

Unit 05 Manage personal and professional development (3 credits

The remaining 24 credits will be achieved from the optional units.

The assessor and the learner choose the optional units considering the job description of the learner


Assessment of the qualification

To achieve the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification

The qualification assesses the knowledge and performance of the learner in the workplace.

The knowledge will be assessed with the help of questions and answers, case studies, discussions with the assessors, recognition of prior learning and other methods that might be to the advantage of the learner.

To assess the performance of the learner, a work placement is needed so the Assessor can conduct at least two observations for the learner. The learner might need to provide pieces of evidence produced in the workplace.

For the learner without a work placement we can assist them in finding one.

What are the progression opportunities?

This qualification could lead to a range of different job roles such as:

  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant.

Learners completing this qualification can progress to:

  • NCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration.

Prices including Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2


Without Functional skills


Instalment  plan: £50 first payment , and instalments between £50 and £100/ month, you decide.