Business Support Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 2 Business School

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.

This one-year, full-time course offers you the chance to explore a career in business administration. You will get a broad introduction to careers and topics covered and build skills and knowledge that could allow you to work in a junior role, progress into an apprenticeship or to further full-time study.

This course also runs at Bicton College with a specialist rural business administration pathway. For more information on that course, click here.


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Ideal if:

You would like to pursue a career in administration.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade 3, including English and maths.

You’ll learn:

Key skills and subjects you will focus on in this year include:

  • Communication skills
  • Understanding different organisations
  • Document production and information management
  • Effective working relationships
  • Reception services and meeting support
  • Touch typing and handling mail
  • Collating and reporting data



To gain some real work experience on the course and explore different kinds of departments to see what sort of working environment and business you would ultimately like to work in.

You’ll go on to:

Co-ordinating Business Support Level 3 or the Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3.


Business School
Business School


Business Support Diploma

Start Date

September 2018




1 Year

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