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Co-ordinating Business Support Diploma

Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: 3 Agriculture & Countryside Management

Business administration is a wide field that incorporates many types of management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every operation needs skilled administrators in order to succeed. Business administrators are often the glue that keeps an organisation together.

The good news is there are millions of business administration roles in the UK across a wide variety of public and private sector organisations, more than 10% of the UK workforce. Entry level posts are available to you once you have completed some initial training, on this page we show you the full-time study route, however you may be able to enter the workplace sooner through an apprenticeship if that is what you would prefer.

This one-year full time programme will be available from September 2019 at Bicton College.



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Ideal if:

You wish to go on to work in rural and farm business enterprises in an administrative role.

You’ll need:

Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths.

You’ll learn:

With a dedicated rural business administration pathway, the course will  enable you to gain an understanding of key functional areas of business, including marketing, finance and human resources, together with the support services they need to be effective. You will also gain an understanding of the business environment, including the legal and regulatory requirements needed to ensure the business support activities undertaken are compliant and meet business needs. The focus of this qualification is for you to develop business support and transferable skills needed within business support roles, supported by relevant theory.

Key themes surrounding your learning will cover:

  • Business development
  • Business communication
  • Business efficiency
  • Business improvement
  • Business profiles
  • Business projects



We work with a range of local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training by offering work-experience or work-placements within their business, providing guest lectures or offering live projects and exercises.

This practical training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in business support roles.

You’ll love:

Studying at Bicton College set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

You’ll go on to:

University study such as our BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Management. Higher apprenticeships are also available in leadership and management if you wanted to move into work-based training.

Careers in this industry 

  • Administration assistant
  • Personal assistant
  • Court administrator
  • GP practice manager
  • Sales administrator
  • School secretary
  • Human resource assistant
  • Data entry clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Farm Secretary


Business School
Business School


Co-ordinating Business Support Diploma

Start Date

September 2018




1 Year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.