Business Management and Administration

Course Overview

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in management and administration. The T Level Technical Qualification in Management and Administration allows you to gain a core understanding of what is needed to work within an administrative or managerial role. Over the two-year full-time course, you will cover Business Context, People, Quality Compliance, Project, and Change Management. 80% of your learning will take place in the skills-based classroom and 20% will take place at your industry placement.
The purpose of the Occupational Specialism (Team Leadership/Management) is for learners to know and undertake team leadership and management work. Learners will have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate their work while utilising a range of techniques, methods and resources.

Course Outline

The T Level Management and Administration course is made up of two components, both of which you need to successfully achieve.

The Core Component
The core content is designed to offer sufficient breadth of knowledge and skills for you to apply in a variety of contexts related to the industry and those occupational specialisms linked to this T Level. The core content is the building blocks of knowledge and skills that will give you a broad understanding of the industry and job roles. At the same time, it will develop the core skills you will need to apply when working within the industry.

Occupational Specialism
Occupational specialisms develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to achieve threshold competence in an occupation. Threshold competence is defined as when a learner’s attainment against the knowledge, skills and behaviours is of a standard for them to enter the occupation and industry. They must also demonstrate the ability to achieve occupational competence over time with the correct support and training.

Industry placement with an employer

As part of the T Level qualification, learners will have a unique opportunity to develop new talent and learn new skills. The placement will last a minimum of 45 working days.

Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of, and skills in:

  • Supporting the overall running and operation of an organisation
  • Using prioritisation skills to support time management and delivery of workloads
  • Considering improvements and recommending ways to develop and improve business practices
  • Developing effective communication with a range of stakeholders to support business practices
  • Managing the flow of information through the organisation

How will I be assessed?
Two externally set and marked exams covering knowledge from the Management and Administration core component, which will be graded from A* – E. The exams consist of short answer questions, structured questions and extended response questions.
An employer set project which will consist of a well-defined, real industry-style brief. The brief will be complex and non-routine, and will require the use of relevant Maths, English and Digital Skills. This will be graded from A* – E.
An occupational specialism (Team Leadership/Management) assessment which will feature a considerable practical element and consists of a series of holistic practical tasks relating to Team Leadership/Management. This will take place over a period of time across a three-month window and will be graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Entry Requirements

• A successful interview
• 5 GCSEs at grade 4, to include Maths and English
• Completed initial assessment (September)


This qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to work in any sector within an administrative and managerial role and prepares you to enter the sector through employment or as an Apprentice.
Furthermore, the completion of this qualifications gives students the opportunity to progress on to higher education courses and training.

Careers available to you after successful completion of the T Level:
• Office Manager
• Court Administrative Assistant
• Barrister’s Clerk
• Civil Service Admin Officer
• Medical Secretary

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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