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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL041 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    The course is ideal for learners who wish to gain the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to work successfully in a business environment. It will be particularly valuable to those who currently work in an administrative role and wish to achieve a qualification to support their work.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this programme, although the qualification is designed for those currently employed in a relevant role. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    The Certificate in Business and Administration Knowledge covers a range of essential skills for the workplace, which will be useful to learners throughout their careers. It will help employers to develop a proficient workforce. Learners will be provided with all necessary workbooks to complete the programme and will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge. The qualification consists of three mandatory units and 4 optional units: Mandatory units - Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment; Principles of providing administrative services; Principles of managing information and producing documents Optional units - Principles of supporting change in a business environment; Principles of supporting business events; Principles of maintaining stationery stock; Principles of budgets in a business environment

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification with Shrewsbury College, learners are required to complete the three mandatory units and three of the optional units, one of which must be Principles of budgets in a business environment. A formal assessment is completed at the end of each module and submitted to us for marking.

  • Additional Notes

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Katie Chatterton

Katie Chatterton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I originally took this course as an all-rounder as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, however I have really enjoyed the course and am looking at a career in business more seriously now. I am considering going onto the HND course to further my knowledge. Doing the HND at SCG will mean I know other students and have a rapport with the teachers, will not have far to travel and it will cost me a lot less than at university.

Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts

Business, English Literature and Sociology
Previous school: Priory School, Shrewsbury

Business is a very interactive course and has really helped with the skills you need to use in a business environment. I am going to university in Liverpool to do Business Management after College.

Charlotte Tobulevicius

Charlotte Tobulevicius

HNC in Business

The HNC has provided me with a thorough understanding of business fundamentals, which I have been able to translate into my working life as a Marketing Executive. Having started in this career less than two years ago as an entry level Communications Coordinator, I have already received a promotion and have undertaken increased levels of responsibility.

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Career Options

  • Other administrative occupations n.e.c.

    Up to £26,000

  • Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £44,000


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