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Business (Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma) - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you’d like to take the first steps towards a career in business, by developing a range of skills across different areas of the workplace.

You’ll learn the basics of good business practice, developing your skills in areas such as being organised, working with others, plus researching a topic, which are great transferable skills for work. Optional units will help you explore areas of business. Examples might include

  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Event/meeting organisation
  • Business finance

You can expect the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you’ll learn in applied scenarios, with a range of assessment methods. You’ll be encouraged to develop your skills along the way by supportive staff.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C026633 / Q026634


Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need four GCSEs at grades 3–1 (D–G), including English Language and Maths at grade 3 – 1 (D – G), or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. You will also be asked to sit an initial assessment. The initial assessment must show that you are ready to study English and Maths at Level 1. If you results are lower than this, don't worry, we will find the right course for you.


Ten units must be achieved, of which four must be taken from the Core Skills and six from Sector Skills.

Assessments will demonstrate your skills and will involve keeping a portfolio of assignments.

All units in this specification are internally assessed through course work, practical activities and role plays.


Choose to follow with a Level 2 course in a subject such as Business or Administration, or you could go into a junior role in industry.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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