Level 3

Management and Administration (Business Support) T Level

Duration Age Group Study Start Available Locations
Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Available Locations
Southend Campus


This course is perfect if you who want to gain the skills and knowledge needed for the workplace while also having the opportunity to go on to university study.

T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A levels. They are two-year courses, which have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).

If you would like to gain the skills and knowledge employers have said they need their employees to have, as well as a credible level 3 qualification then the T level is right for you.

Entry Requirements

  • Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 or above
  • A total of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • An industry placement of 1 day a week in a business support capacity will need to be completed. Applicants should be prepared to find this placement. (This should be an unpaid placement, not a part time job)
  • A keen interest in business

Course Structure

The T Level is split into 2 key areas:

Core and Occupational Specialism (business support).

The Core units cover:

  1. Contexts that organisations operate and manage in.
  2. Key people and stakeholders that support business operations.
  3. Quality and compliance standards that affect business operations.
  4. Financial contexts that organisations operate within.
  5. Key policies and procedures that support organisations.
  6. Concepts of project and change management.
  7. Business behaviours that influence how organisations operate

By completing the occupational specialism 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 recommend 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.

Assessment & Feedback

  • Core units are assessed through 2 externally set exams and an employer set project (graded A*to E, completed in year 1)
  • The Occupational Specialism units are assessed through externally set assignments. (graded Pass/Merit/Distinction, completed in year 2)

What Next...

Students who complete this qualification will be able to choose between moving onto a skilled occupation or further study; for example a higher or degree level apprenticeship, or higher level technical study, including higher education.