Principles of business administration


15 Weeks


About the Course

An intensive, distance learning programme designed to provide the underpinning knowledge that is required to work in a range of environments in a business administration role. By enrolling on this course, you’ll develop essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks, how to manage information and support events, and how to apply your new knowledge to a variety of industries and job roles.


This course is designed for people who work in an administration role who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding, and skills further, or those who are seeking to gain employment in a business administration role.


These courses are delivered by online learning via our Equal platform, with 1:1 coaching from our team of expert tutors.


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Course Overview

As part of the online Principles in Business Administration course, you will develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas:

  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of business documentation, production, and information management
  • Understanding of employer organisations
  • Understanding communication in a business environment
  • Principles of developing working relationships with colleagues
  • Exploring social media
  • Safe use of online and social media platforms.

Course Delivery

Self-directed study

In studying through an online course, you will be expected to do a significant amount of self-directed study. We’ll support by structuring the online Equal platform to give you manageable deadlines to keep you progressing through the units to ensure you achieve the qualification.


We would recommend you set aside a minimum of 5 hours per week over the duration of the course to ensure you are successful.


Should you need support or further explanation of a topic after completing the online learning / reading, you will have access to a dedicated tutor who will be on-hand on the phone or email to answer your questions.



You will be matched with an experienced Tutor and Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who will be your guide through the programme. They will work with you to help you set your objectives for what you want to get out of your participation. You will have a minimum of 2 structured progress reviews with your Tutor/LSA through the course. However, they are of course on hand throughout to deal with any questions as they arise.



Throughout the qualification you will be continually assessed against the qualification’s unit criteria. The online Equal platform contains all of the assessments and will prompt you to complete each assessment after completing the relevant section of e-learning.


Your Tutor will review all submitted work and provide you with feedback to help you further improve your understanding.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop your understanding of issues such as the organisation of meetings, travel and accommodation, or diary management
  • Learn how to prepare and distribute business documents
  • Gain knowledge of how information is managed in business organisations
  • Understand the effects of social media and internet safety in the administration role
  • Develop your understanding of the requirements of written and verbal business communication
  • Learn the principles of effective team work
  • Understand how to deal with mail, provide reception services, or support event management
  • Have the opportunity to focus on your own development, supported remotely by an experienced tutor
  • Enhance your future career development.

Entry Requirements

We highly recommend that you have access to a laptop or desktop computer to best enable you to complete the assessments.


If English is your second language, we highly recommend that you complete an ESOL course before enrolling for this qualification.

Learner Journey

During your online course, you’ll work through a series of units to achieve your qualification. For more information, please download our Learner Journey map.


Download learner journey map

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