In only one year you’ll learn everything you need to know about the work you’ll do in an office, giving yourself a big head start!
Why Office Administration?
We focus on what employers are asking for, making your course incredibly valuable in today’s employability market. After doing the one-year administration course, at least 80% of students are in full time employment (in their chosen field) and with many employers now contacting us directly, we are set to continue this trend.
Who can apply?
The course is primarily aimed at school leavers, but is also suited to AS/A level students wishing to up-skill for employment. Students will require 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 (one of which should be English) for the Level 2 course.
Qualification and Skills
OCR’s administration qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding of administration activities they need to progress into employment or higher levels of study.
- OCR Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) – a full understanding of working within an office environment including working with customers and colleagues, understanding office procedures and being confident in the work you are doing.
- Text production, word processing, audio transcription and many more office based IT skills.
- Qualifications to support the use of key Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
This full-time programme runs for a full academic year (September to July).
This course is designed with experience and transferable skills in mind, working to enhance your employability and equip you with a fantastic CV, suitable for a wide range of careers in the following sectors: Reception, Office Work, Temporary Work, Customer Service, Legal Secretarial, Trust and Company Administration, Hospitality and many more. Alternatively, you may choose to enhance your skills by moving onto another College course
Examples of the jobs our students have gone into, and what they’ve said about us:
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students say about the course:
Caroline Baudains, Legal Secretary
“If I hadn’t completed this course I don’t believe I would be where I am now in my career. Not only did the course help me develop academically but personally too. Whilst it taught me all the essential skills to become a secretary, it also taught me how to interact and communicate with others in a working environment”.
Melanie Aston, Junior Insurance Broker
“I loved college… the tutors treated us like adults and were really helpful. They were really easy to talk to and if you had any problems they were always there to listen and help with anything”.
For more details or how to apply, please contact Fiona Girard
Additional learning support
As part of your learning programme, if you have not yet attained a grade C/4 or equivalent in mathematics and English language, you will be required to study a Functional Skill or GCSE in these subjects.
Students may require additional support for a number of reasons. At the start of your course you will be asked to complete an initial assessment in order for us to identify any additional needs that you may have. During your course, your personal tutor will be able to guide you on how best to access support.
We can offer the following:
- Progress Coaches
- Learner Support assistance (1:1)
- Learner Support assistance (group)
- Learner Support assistance (drop-ins)
- Specialist ESOL teaching
- Study lab sessions
- In-class support
- Special arrangements for exams