Qualification purpose

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about a career in business and enterprise. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment or progress to further study.

This qualification aims to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of business and enterprise
  • Develop a significant knowledge core which spans the vocational sector
  • Provide academic and study skills that will support progression within business and enterprise and more broadly.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Add breadth to their knowledge and understanding of the sector as part of their career progression and development plans

Throughout the delivery of this qualification, the following core areas and transferable skills should be evident:

  • Team working – the qualification gives learners the opportunity to work with others either on small tasks or during the final project task
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills – learners will learn to present their work to those around them in a suitable way and will also learn the most appropriate way of communicating as an entrepreneur or business person
  • Use initiative – learners will learn what initiative is and why it is important for an entrepreneur or business person
  • Work independently – learners will understand how to work independently on specific tasks.

Achieving this qualification

learners are required to successfully achieve 4 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Introduction to business and enterprise
  • Unit 02 - Marketing for business and enterprise
  • Unit 03 - Finance for business and enterprise
  • Unit 04 - Plan, outline and take part in a business or enterprise project
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 180
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 120

Entry guidance

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

This qualification has been developed for learners post-16.

Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the assessment criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of the qualification.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Moderation

Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.

Aims and objectives of this qualification

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to operate as a successful business administrator
  • Confirm competence of those already fulfilling a business administration role
  • Allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to business administration roles, such as communication, presentation skills and providing administrative support.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Develop the skills and qualities valued in employees by employers
  • Understand and work on their strengths and weaknesses as a business administrator

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 15 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Principles of business
  • Unit 02 - Principles of business communication and information
  • Unit 03 - Communicate in a business environment
  • Unit 04 - Principles of administration
  • Unit 05 - Manage personal and professional development
  • Unit 06 - Principles of leadership and management
  • Unit 07 - Negotiate in a business environment
  • Unit 08 - Deliver a presentation
  • Unit 09 - Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Unit 10 - Recruitment, selection and induction practice
  • Unit 11 - Support environmental sustainability in a business environment
  • Unit 12 - Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Unit 13 - Analyse and present business data
  • Unit 14 - Manage a budget
  • Unit 15 - Understand the customer service environment
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 580
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 280

Entry guidance

This qualification is designed for learners who are working, or would like to work, in a business administration role within any sector or industry. It’s ideal for those who are new to the role or who’ve been working at that level for a short period of time.

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

Resource requirements

Staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They should:

  • Be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the areas for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered
  • Have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
  • Have credible experience of providing training.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Moderation

Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.

Aims and objectives of this qualification

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the skills they need to operate as a successful senior business administrator
  • Confirm competence of those already fulfilling a business administration role
  • Allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to business administration roles, such as communication, presentation skills and providing administrative support.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Develop the skills and qualities valued in employees by employers
  • Understand and work on their strengths and weaknesses as a business administrator

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 15 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Resolve administrative problems
  • Unit 02 - Manage the work of an administrative function
  • Unit 03 - Communicate in a business environment
  • Unit 04 - Manage personal and professional development
  • Unit 05 - Manage an office facility
  • Unit 06 - Develop working relationships with stakeholders
  • Unit 07 - Collaborate with other departments
  • Unit 08 - Manage business risk
  • Unit 09 - Establish business risk management processes
  • Unit 10 - Manage team performance
  • Unit 11 - Manage conflict within a team
  • Unit 12 - Chair and lead meetings
  • Unit 13 - Manage a project
  • Unit 14 - Encourage innovation
  • Unit 15 - Encourage learning and development
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 580
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 280

Entry guidance

Level 3 Business Administration or related qualification.

learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

Resource requirements

Staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They should:

  • Be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the areas for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered
  • Have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
  • Have credible experience of providing training.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Moderation

Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.