Business Level 1

Start Date
Course Course
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

This course is ideal for people looking for an introduction to the world of business and administration. It will help you to understand how businesses work and how they affect your life and the role you play as a customer and consumer. You will enjoy this course if you like to learn by completing projects/assignments, sharing ideas and working with others.

Key Units

Key areas of study:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Researching businesses in your areas
  • Presenting a business idea
  • Creating a visual display
  • Branding a product
  • Contributing to running an event

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - E / grade 2 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language.


This qualification is assessed through:

  • written assignment work
  • practical methods e.g. presentations and displays

Where does this Lead

Students who complete this study programme can progress on to the Level 2 BTEC in Business or an appropriate alternative.

Alternatively, students would be in a good position to pursue an Apprenticeship opportunity in the business/administration sector.

Future Opportunities

Students who have studied business at this level may find careers/jobs in:

  • Business & Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Event management

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Will this course suit me?

To be successful on this course you need a positive attitude and keen interest in the business environment.

Staff Expertise
You will learn from experienced and enthusiastic specialist business teachers who have a range of academic and business work-backgrounds.

You will have access to excellent IT facilities and course resources, including the college intranet which means you can access your work and resources when away from college.

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