Following a review of our qualification offer in the light of changes to market demand and funding arrangements, OCR has reluctantly decided that all qualifications in the Text Processing (Business Professional) qualifications are being withdrawn. The final series will be summer 2017 with a resit opportunity in autumn 2017. We will make all units available for examination in autumn 2017, including those that would not normally be offered in an autumn series.
The withdrawal of Text Processing will not prevent Administration (Business Professional) centres from meeting the requirements for certification if alternative optional units are selected. Learners taking Administration (Business Professional) will still be able to use any prior achievement of Text Processing units after the Text Processing suite expires.
The last date to register candidates is 31/08/2017. Certification is available until 31/08/2018.
Please refer to the Notice to centres below for further information, including the last certification dates
This qualification recognises learners' achievement in routine administrative practice. It provides accreditation for the key knowledge, skills and understanding that would be needed by a new employee in an administrative job role. The qualification is flexible, allowing learners to choose individual units that best fit their needs and level of achievement, whilst at the same time ensuring that essential areas of knowledge and skill from the administrative sector are covered.
We’ve put together this guide to give additional guidance on how internal standardisation may be approached. These guidelines must be used in conjunction with the centre handbook and admin guide relevant to the qualification you are delivering.