Course overview

Administration Certificate City of Bristol College

An 18-week business administration course for adults in Bristol.

This short, part-time course will introduce you to business administration. It can help you improve your skills, change career direction or return to work after a break.

The course will help you to increase your employability and improve your confidence. If you do not already hold a level 2 IT qualification, the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) element will improve your ICT skills which are now essential in any working office environment.

The administration and ECDL course is taught for three days per week (15 hours). Two days will consist of the administration course and one day will be the ECDL. You can study at our College Green Centre or South Bristol Skills Academy.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for people aged 19+.

The course is especially designed and structured towards adults who:

  • are unsure of their career options at present
  • need to build up skills and confidence to progress to further training, apprenticeships, or employment opportunities.

This administration course is suitable for adult learners who want to return to the workforce, gain a recognised qualification or want to increase their chances of employment.

What you'll learn

You will attend College for three days a week and, as well as gaining a qualification, you will gain an understanding and experience of:

  • business administration skills
  • developing personal confidence
  • health and safety in the workplace
  • ICT
  • literacy and numeracy.

Entry requirements

You do not need specific qualifications to attend this course. However, you must:

  • show a willingness to attend regularly
  • be able to maintain good timekeeping
  • be eager to learn new skills
  • enjoy working with others from varied backgrounds.

Before undertaking this course, you will be required take an English assessment to ensure this course is the correct level for you.

You have to be aged 19+ to join this course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways, and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress.

Some of the ways in which your success could be measured are:

  • attendance
  • folders of the work you do
  • group work
  • photos
  • assignment work
  • observations
  • practical work.

The ECDL element is an examination-based course with exams being taken at the end of each module. There will be four exams in total. 

Future career and study opportunities

You will gain skills and experience which will help you progress to employment.

You could also start to focus in more depth on the areas of work that interest you, completing units towards higher level qualifications which lead on to further opportunities. This could include:

  • Applying for and obtaining a full- or part-time job
  • An apprenticeship
  • Further Education.

Additional costs

There is a fee for this course. However, you may be eligible to study for free if you receive certain benefits.

There is also an additional of £360 fee payable to ECDL to join this course – this is also free if you are on benefits. 

If you are on a limited income, you may also be eligible to receive help for any extra costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Visit our financial support page to find out more.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

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Fees and applications

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Administration Certificate College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGP0630B01-1
Dates
08/09/2020 - 29/01/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Tues & Fri
Hours per week
15.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
Administration Certificate SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMP0630B01-1
Dates
08/09/2020 - 28/01/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Tues & Thurs
Hours per week
15.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
Administration Certificate SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMP0630B01-2
Dates
02/02/2021 - 01/07/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Tues & Thurs
Hours per week
15.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
Administration Certificate College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGP0630B01-1
Dates
08/09/2020 - 29/01/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Tues & Fri
Hours per week
15.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
Administration Certificate College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGP0630B02-1
Dates
10/09/2020 - 28/01/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Thurs
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
Administration Certificate SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMP0630B02-1
Dates
11/09/2020 - 29/01/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Fri
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
Administration Certificate SBSA
Bristol
Course Code
LMP0630B02-2
Dates
05/02/2021 - 09/07/2021
Duration
18 weeks
Days
Fri
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGP0630B01-1 08/09/2020 - 29/01/2021 18 weeks Tues & Fri 15.00 09:30 College Green Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
LMP0630B01-1 08/09/2020 - 28/01/2021 18 weeks Tues & Thurs 15.00 09:30 SBSA
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LMP0630B01-2 02/02/2021 - 01/07/2021 18 weeks Tues & Thurs 15.00 09:30 SBSA
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LGP0630B01-1 08/09/2020 - 29/01/2021 18 weeks Tues & Fri 15.00 09:30 College Green Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
LGP0630B02-1 10/09/2020 - 28/01/2021 18 weeks Thurs 5.00 09:30 College Green Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LMP0630B02-1 11/09/2020 - 29/01/2021 18 weeks Fri 5.00 09:30 SBSA
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LMP0630B02-2 05/02/2021 - 09/07/2021 18 weeks Fri 5.00 09:30 SBSA
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire