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Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

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This TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration course will help you develop your knowledge to help your career in business administration flourish.

  • Accredited qualification that demonstrates your understanding and competence.
  • This business administration course is applicable to various job roles and industries, allowing you to make the business you work in more productive and efficient.
  • Study your course from home at your own pace.

Course overview

This Level 3 Business Administration course is ideal for anyone working in a role related to business administration. Roles relevant to this course include administration team leaders, personal assistants, and administration executives or officers. It is perfect for anyone working in administration who wants to take the next step in their career and demonstrate the capabilities in business administration.  

During your studies, you’ll explore the principles of administration and business, covering areas such as chairing meetings, budgeting, growth, and events. You will also learn more about manage the performance of a team, how to manage an office facility, and how to administer the recruitment and selection process.  

What next? 

This Business Administration course will provide you with the professional skills and knowledge you need to make a real impact in your role and become more productive. After completing your studies, you could consider studying a higher level business course such as Business Management Level 4 or a leadership and management course.  

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

282 hours.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration from TQUK.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you must be aged 16 or over.


Written tutor marked assessments.

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Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you will need to be aged 16 or over to enrol on this course. 

It is advised that you have at least a level 2 qualification (e.g. GCSE) in English and maths or the equivalent. We would also recommend that you have some experience in a business or administration role, although this is not a formal requirement.  

Course duration

You will have up to one year to complete your course, which is plenty of time to ensure you are able to study for your course at your own pace. The approximate study time is 282 hours, but you can take as much or as little time as you need. 

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed your tutor marked assessments, you will receive your Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration from TQUK. This course is an RQF qualification.


This qualification is assessed internally through a series of written tutor marked assessments. You will complete a tutor marked assessment for each unit.

You do not need to complete any external assessments or exams , however your assignments will be subject to both internal and external moderation.

You will also be required to provide evidence gained in the workplace as part of your end of unit assessments. This will involve providing a reflective testimony or witness account of real-life situations or personal practice. Therefore, you will need to be working in a business environment or be able to complete a placement in a relevant workplace to allow you to gather this evidence. You will need to have access to a mentor in the workplace who can observe you, ideally they will also be your line manager.

Awarding body

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learner or employer requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK, meaning Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer are to a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.


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