The qualification assesses your abilities to carry out a range of administrative tasks and recognises your achievements in a way that is relevant to your work.
NVQs work by testing your abilities in the workplace. To complete an NVQ you need to prove that you can do certain work-related tasks.
NVQs are assessed in a combination of ways: By portfolio – you build up evidence of what you’ve done at work; and by observation – an assessor watches you work and checks that you can do the tasks.
Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ standards. Assessors sign off units when the candidates are ready. The assessor tests candidates’ knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure they can demonstrate competence in the workplace.
Candidates compare their performance with the standards as they learn. They look at what they have achieved, how much they still need to do and how they should go about it, until they are assessed as competent for a unit or a whole NVQ. The system is right for candidates who already have skills and want to increase them, but also for those who are starting from the beginning. As the system is so flexible, new ways of learning can be used immediately.
You will have an assessor who will work closely with you, often visiting you in your workplace. They will also keep in touch with you via email, telephone and drop-in workshops.
You will produce an e-portfolio (on Onefile) or paper based evidence to demonstrate your competence in working in an administrative role.
To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration (5528-02), learners must achieve 45 credits in total; 21credits from the mandatory units and a total of 24 credits from the optional units as follows:
•A minimum of 14 credits from group A optional units.
•A maximum of 10 credits from group B optional units.
•A maximum of 6 credits from group C optional units.
•A minimum of 36 credits must be achieved through the completion of units at Level 2 or above.
You must be working or volunteering in an administrative role.