LCCI Withdrawal of Qualifications 2017

LCCI has sent out that the qualifications offered have been reviewed in order to ensure that they are up to date to demand and to help support the aims of students and their future employment opportunities. By working closely with employers, professional bodies, universities, tutors and students, their aim is to ensure that their qualifications fulfil the requirements of both the workplace and further study. 

As a consequence of this review, they have decided to withdraw from the secretarial/business administration sector and have therefore identified a number of LCCI qualifications that we will no longer offer. 

Qualifications being withdrawn 

The below table shows qualifications which are all being withdrawn with no planned replacement. 

Qualification title ASE code Final assessment date
Pearson LCCI Level 4 The Legal Environment ASE4503 31 April 2017
Pearson LCCI Level 1 Practical ICT Skills ASEPICT1 31 December 2017
Pearson LCCI Level 2 Practical ICT Skills ASEPICT2 31 December 2017
Pearson LCCI Level 3 Practical ICT Skills ASEPICT3 31 December 2017
Pearson LCCI Level 3 Meetings ASE3401 31 December 2017
Pearson LCCI Level 1 Award in Text Production* ASE20077 31 December 2017
Pearson LCCI Level 1 Certificate in Business Administration* ASE20070 31 December 2017

*Note: These qualifications are being extended with Ofqual to 31 December 2017. The qualification will not change but the Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN) will be different. 

The qualifications listed below are being withdrawn in their current form. However, other qualifications are being redeveloped within the Business and Marketing suites, which will feature the key elements of these withdrawn qualifications. Some students may therefore be transitioned onto these newly developed qualifications. More information about this redevelopment will be available in due course. 

Qualification title ASE code Final assessment date
Pearson LCCI Level 2 Award in Text Production* ASE20078 31 December 2019
Pearson LCCI Level 3 Award in Text Production* ASE20079 31 December 2019
Pearson LCCI Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration* ASE20071 31 December 2019
Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Business Administration* ASE20072 31 December 2019

*Note: These qualifications are being extended with Ofqual to 31 December 2019. The qualification will not change but the Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN) will be different.

Diplomas affected by qualification withdrawals 

 

As many of the above qualifications form constituent parts of diplomas, the following are also being withdrawn: 

Diploma title Subject code Last assessment date for component(s) Last claim date
Level 1 Diploma in Administration (Text Production route) ASEDBAG12 December 2017 December 2019
Level 2 Diploma in Business Studies DIPBST2 December 2019 December 2021
Level 2 Diploma in Secretarial Administration ASEDSAG11 December 2019 December 2021
Level 3 Private Secretary’s Diploma ASEPSDG31 December 2019 December 2021
Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies DIPBUS07 December 2019 December 2021

If students plan to claim any of the above diplomas, they will need to complete the qualification(s) being withdrawn by the final assessment date. However, they will have until the dates listed in the above table to claim their diploma.

The Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration is also being withdrawn on 31 December 2019. However, as Level 3 Meetings and Level 3 Practical ICT will be withdrawn in December 2017, from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2019 the Diploma will comprise the following components:

Mandatory Optional (select 1|)
  • Level 3 Business Administration
  • Level 3 Business Principles and Practice

 

  • Level 3 Marketing
  • Level 3 Principles and Practice of Management
  • Level 3 Accounting

 

By adding these optional units in place of the mandatory Practical ICT, students may choose an optional component that is more tailored towards potential career paths, whilst also embedding core business skills. 

Move to on-demand only assessments 

 

The way the LCCI Business and Marketing qualifications are sat have been reviewed and it was decided to make certain qualifications available as on-demand assessment only. The qualifications affected by this change are: 

Qualification title Subject code
Level 2 Text Production ASE20078
Level 3 Text Production ASE20079
Level 2 Business Administration ASE20071
Level 3 Business Administration ASE20072
Level 3 Business Principles and Practice ASE20074
Level 2 Marketing ASE2025
Level 3 Marketing ASE3025
Level 3 Public Relations ASE3029
Level 3 Advertising ASE20089
Level 3 Selling and Sales Managements ASE3030

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