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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

FREE online course based remotely, to help you understand business administration

CT Skills Limited


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  • You are currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies...
Study method
Online, self-paced
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book
8 weeks
Access to content
Access until course completion
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (RQF)
Regulated qualification What's this?
155 CPD hours / points
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*Please first check eligibility requirements before enquiring. You must:

  • Be currently living in England - postcode eligibility applies (see the requirements section for more information)
  • Have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years - for purposes other than study
  • Be aged 19+ years
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

Want to learn about the Principles of Business Administration?

Our Principles of Business Administration free online course will support you to have a better understanding to provide high-quality support to the business you work for. Whether building on existing or new knowledge, it will give you an understanding of working in an administration job role. It gives you an understanding of daily and more complex administration tasks, managing information, developing communication, and working relationships with colleagues.


Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration (RQF)

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual


155 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


With over 5.5 million private sector businesses in the UK, it is key to have high-level administration skills for businesses to succeed.


  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence of your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Provide underpinning knowledge to work in a range of administration roles


  • Develop an understanding of basic administration concepts and practices
  • Learn business and administration national occupational standards
  • Develop an understanding of how to manage information and supporting events.
  • Develop an understanding of communication in a business environment.
  • Develop an understanding of how to develop working relationships with colleagues.
  • Develop an understanding of how to store, retrieve and archive information.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for everyone, however, you might find it particularly interesting and useful if you want a career in Business Administration.


You must live in one of the following counties to receive funding for the course from the Department of Education.

  • Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
  • Cheshire East & West, Cornwall, Cumbria
  • Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire, Herefordshire, Humberside
  • Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly
  • Kent
  • Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex
  • Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.