Office Administrator Diploma

Our home study/distance learning Office Administrator Diploma NCFE CQ is ideal for those looking to start a career in Administration as a first step on the career ladder in a professional role.

This is a Level 2 (Intermediate) course and is suitable for those leaving school or those in the early stages of their career or changing careers.

Those studying the Office Administrator Diploma who wish to extend their knowledge and skills can “upgrade” to our Executive Administrator Diploma which is a Level 3 course within a 2-year time limit.

Career Salaries

Average salaries for Administrators is £21,600 plus (

Home Study/Distance Learning – with a difference!

This is a home study/distance learning course with personal tutor support throughout providing guidance, feedback, individually marked work – similar to a classroom based course but without the need to attend any classes!

You can study as and when you wish – there are no set time frames to complete your work within other than the overall course time frame.  Some weeks you may wish to study more and then less the following week.  All very flexible!

You have the choice of studying this course in one of the following ways, to suit your budget and other commitments:

  • intensively/fast track (5-6 months) – studying more than 10 hours a week on average
  • at a regular pace (7-8 months) – studying 5-7 hours a week on average
  • a slow pace (9-10 months) – studying 5 or less hours a week on average

The course is open for 10 months for all students.

You can complete the whole course at home/work – there is no need to visit us or any centre.

Accreditation by NCFE CQ

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

CQ10449 – Office Administrator Diploma (Level 2)

Comprising the following individual Certificates:

     CQ10456 – IT for the Office Certificate (Level 2)
•     CQ10455 – Administration Certificate (Level 2)

We are an approved NCFE CQ Centre. NCFE is one of the leading vocational awarding bodies in the UK and is also recognised internationally.

Level 2 is intermediate level and the course has been benchmarked using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors to allow you to consider the depth of study and level of difficulty involved.

Further information about NCFE Awarding Body and Accreditation.

Course Content

IT Skills Section – 8 Units

  • Touch typing and Speed Development – using our interactive program – Speed Exam
  • Word – Word Processing
  • Excel – Spreadsheets and
  • PowerPoint – Electronic Slide Presentations
  • Access – Databases
  • Outlook – Email and Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Internet and Web Research
  • Mail Merge

Administration Section – 9 Units

  • Business Events
  • Business Trips
  • Business Meetings
  • Diary Management
  • Petty Cash
  • Research Skills
  • Composing Business Documents
  • Telephone and Communication Skills
  • The Role of the Office Administrator

Prices, discounts, payment plans and up to date start dates with availability

PA training completed by student on a computerYou can study for as little as £50 a month, no interest or finance agreement, or pay by the module, or pay in full to get a discount and complete as soon as you wish.

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Please spend a little while going through the information and if you are not sure about anything – then just ask!  This is all about you and your career!


Once you have read through the information, asked any questions you have and you decide you would like to enrol, please let us know and we can send you an enrolment form.

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Please also see Special Arrangements for Prospective Students.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss any specific support you may require.