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  • Specification

    Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Business Administration (Entry 3) (QCF)

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

    Issue 2

    For first teaching September 2009

    BTEC Entry 3, Level 1

  • Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide. Qualifications include GCSE, AS and A Level, NVQ and our BTEC suite of vocational qualifications from entry level to BTEC Higher National Diplomas, recognised by employers and higher education institutions worldwide.

    We deliver 9.4 million exam scripts each year, with more than 90% of exam papers marked onscreen annually. As part of Pearson, Edexcel continues to invest in cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised the examinations and assessment system. This includes the ability to provide detailed performance data to teachers and students which helps to raise attainment.

    References to third party material made in this specification are made in good faith. Edexcel does not endorse, approve or accept responsibility for the content of materials, which may be subject to change, or any opinions expressed therein. (Material may include textbooks, journals, magazines and other publications and websites.)

    Authorised by Roger Beard Prepared by Catherine Dear

    Publications Code BD022101

    All the material in this publication is copyright © Edexcel Limited 2010

  • Contents

    Qualification titles covered by this specification 1

    What are BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications? 2 Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award (Entry 3) (QCF) (6 credits) 2

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award (QCF) (7 credits) 2

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate (QCF) (13 credits) 2

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma (QCF) (37 credits) 3

    Key features of the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award (Entry 3) (QCF) and Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma (QCF) Business Administration 3

    National Occupational Standards 3

    Rules of combination 4 Rules of combination for the Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) and Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualifications 4

    Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Business Administration (Entry 3) (QCF) 4

    Rules of combination for Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) qualifications 4

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Business Administration (QCF) 4

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration (QCF) 4

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF) 5

    Edexcel BTEC Entry Level (Entry 3) (QCF) and Edexcel BTEC Level 1 (QCF) in Business Administration units 6

    Assessment 7

    Quality assurance of centres 8 Approval 9

    Programme design and delivery 9 Mode of delivery 9

    Resources 10

    Delivery approach 10

    Additional and specialist learning 10

    Functional Skills 11

  • Access and recruitment 11 Restrictions on learner entry 11

    Access arrangements and special considerations 11

    Recognition of Prior Learning 12

    Unit format 12 Unit title 12

    QCF level 12

    Credit value 12

    Unit aim 12

    Unit introduction 13

    Learning outcomes 13

    Assessment criteria 13

    Unit content 13

    Essential guidance for tutors 14

    Units 15 Unit 1: Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work 17

    Unit 2: Managing your Health at Work 21

    Unit 3: Preparing for Work Placement 25

    Unit 4: Learning from Work Placement 31

    Unit 5: Working in Business and Administration 35

    Unit 6: Professional Behaviour in an Office Environment 39

    Unit 7: Using Office Equipment in a Business Environment 45

    Unit 8: Using a Computer in Business Administration 49

    Unit 9: Managing Own Learning 57

    Unit 10: Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work 63

    Unit 11: Managing your Health at Work 69

    Unit 12: Preparing for Work Placement 73

    Unit 13: Learning from Work Placement 79

    Unit 14: Working in Business and Administration 83

    Unit 15: Communicating Electronically 89

    Unit 16: Making and Receiving Calls 95

    Unit 17: Welcoming Visitors 101

  • Unit 18: Handling Mail 107

    Unit 19: Creating Business Documents 113

    Unit 20: Recording Business Transactions 117

    Unit 21: Supporting Business Meetings 123

    Unit 22: Business Administration Group Project 131

    Unit 23: Ideas for Small Businesses 137

    Unit 24: Job Opportunities in Business Administration 143

    Unit 25: Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work 149

    Unit 26: Managing your Health at Work 155

    Unit 27: Preparing for Work Placement 159

    Unit 28: Learning from Work Placement 167

    Further information 172

    Useful publications 172 How to obtain National Occupational Standards 172

    Professional development and training 173

    Annexe A 175 The Edexcel/BTEC qualification framework for the Business and Administration sector 175

    Annexe B 177 Wider curriculum mapping 177

    Annexe C 179 National Occupational Standards/mapping with NVQs 179

    Annexe D 181 Unit mapping overview 181

    Annexe E 187 Mapping to Functional Skills 187

  • BD022101 –Specification – Edexcel Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration – Issue 2 – January 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010

    1

    Qualification titles covered by this specification

    Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Business Administration (Entry 3) (QCF)

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Business Administration (QCF)

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration (QCF)

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF)

    These qualifications have been accredited to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and are eligible for public funding as determined by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) under Sections 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.

    The qualification titles listed above feature in the funding lists published annually by the DCSF and the regularly updated website www.dcsf.gov.uk/. The QCF Qualifications Accreditation Number (QAN) should be used by centres when they wish to seek public funding for their learners. Each unit within a qualification will also have a QCF unit code.

    The QCF qualification and unit codes will appear on learner’s final certification documentation.

    The QANs for the qualifications in this publication are:

    Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award in Business Administration (Entry 3) (QCF) 500/5525/2

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Business Administration (QCF) 500/4992/6

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration (QCF) 500/4991/4

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Business Administration (QCF) 500/6536/1

    These qualification titles will appear on learners’ certificates. Learners need to be made aware of this when they are recruited by the centre and registered with Edexcel.

    http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/

  • BD022101 – Specification – Edexcel Entry and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Business Administration – Issue 2 – January 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010

    2

    What are BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications?

    BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications are designed to enhance learners’ work and life skills in a range of vocational contexts. They are appropriate for a diverse range of learners including:

    • 14-19 year-old learners

    • adults returning to study

    • those seeking to develop greater independence

    • those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications

    • those with specific learning needs.

    The intended destinations for learners successfully achieving these qualifications include:

    • GCSEs and/or A Levels

    • Diplomas

    • apprenticeships

    • supported employment

    • independent living.

    BTEC Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications provide some of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards for the sector, where these are appropriate. They are supported by the relevant Standards Setting Body (SSB) or Sector Skills Council (SSC). They attract achievement and attainment points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications and are listed in the Foundation Learning Tier catalogue.

    Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award (Entry 3) (QCF) (6 credits)

    The 6-credit Edexcel BTEC Entry Level Award (Entry 3) (QCF) offers a ‘taster’ qualification that focuses on the personal qualities and work skills that are required for a particular vocational sector.

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award (QCF) (7 credits)

    The 7-credit Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award (QCF) provides an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in a particular vocational sector.

    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate (QCF) (13 credits)

    The 13-credit Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Certificate (QCF) extends the work-related focus from the Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Award (QCF) and covers some of the knowledge and practical skills required for a particular vocational sector.

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