Over the next 5 years, demand to replace those expected to retire and leave the profession is currently running at 1.2 million people. If you can see yourself working in an office at all, read on. This could be the career choice for you.
NVQ Business and Administration qualifications are offered at Sheffield City College to part-time candidates who are working in a suitable job role, which may be full or part-time, paid or voluntary work. This placement is essential in providing evidence of competence (what you know and what you do).
Level 2 is suitable for people with a significant range of work activities performed in a variety of contexts. Some of the activities they perform will be routine, some will be complex. The person is expected to take responsibility for their work role and have a degree of autonomy in that role. Suitable if you have limited access to evidence (part-time or volunteer work).
The college offers the new, credit-based NVQ Certificate which involves building up a number of credits to achieve the full qualification.
An NVQ is the ideal qualification to aim for if you are working in an administrative role. Candidates will need to be working in a suitable admin job, either full or part-time, on a paid or voluntary basis. All candidates must have access to real work in order to gain the necessary evidence.
These qualifications recognise the skills and experience which candidates may have gained over a period of time, or are currently acquiring in their job. Level 2 is appropriate for you if you are working in an administrative role which requires you to complete a number of standard tasks, taking some responsibility for the work you do.
Most candidates aim to complete the award within an academic year. However, the time scale is flexible and candidates may finish more quickly if they have been able to spend a lot of time on their award. The fee is for the whole course, not per year, so there is no additional cost involved.
Level of English commensurate with the qualification and suitable job role. Online enrolment for this qualification is subject to tutor approval at, or prior to, the first meeting. This can be done in person, by telephone or email to ensure the course is suitable.
Certificates are awarded following assessment of the candidate’s portfolio of work. A qualified tutor will examine the evidence and make a decision which is checked by the external verifier (appointed by the examining body) and passed for certification. The achievement (pass) rates for this qualification are outstanding.
Having completed one NVQ, many people go on to complete others in associated subjects such as business and administration, customer service, team leading or management, depending on the level of responsibility and nature of the job. Also, if the level of responsibility within the current role increases, a higher level within the same qualification suite can be done.
Attendance is is by individual appointment at college:
For those wanting to expand their knowledge we offer the following courses:
Typical Cost: £895
The fee shown is the cost of the qualification with no fee reduction . In most cases the student will not pay the full value, if eligible for funding support. The government funding agencies may pay up to 50% and in some cases 100% of the tuition fee shown.
The only students to pay full cost are where the course is designated FULL COST (no government funding claimed for the course), or if the student is 24 or over at the start of a course which is Level 3 or above. In this instance you may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, on eligible courses. (See 24+ Advanced Learning Loans)
The actual cost you pay will be calculated during the enrolment process.
This is a full cost course. No funding available.