Introduction to the course

Our BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Business course is popular and highly relevant for those passionate about pursuing a career in business or setting up their own business in the future, but with little or no knowledge in business studies.

 The course will give you an introductory experience in Business, with focus on the different sectors of this wide and varied industry. To achieve your qualification, you will need to complete 5 units within 1 year.

You will be assessed through course work and a range of different activities  

What do I need?

You will need to be aged 19 or older.

You will also need a basic standard of English and Maths, an interest in Business,and to be reliable and punctual.

How is the course taught?

This is a part-time course, you will attend 1 day a week and have a mixture of taught sessions and workshops. You will complete a range of units, be organised, take assessments that will demonstrate your skills and keep a portfolio of your assignments.

All learners taking these qualifications will study core units that focus on:

  • Being organised

  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Learners will also take a number of vocational units:

  • Presenting a Business Idea

  • Finding out about businesses in your area

  • Creating a Visual Display

  • Recording Income and expenditure

  • Communicating with Customers  

How will I be assessed?

You will be given opportunities to:

  • carry out practical tasks

  • present information you have gathered

  • keep working logbooks, records and reflective journals

  • practise English and mathematical skills

  • take part in oral or written presentations

  • take part in role play, interviews and other activities   

What does it lead to?

The course offers you the opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills to make you ready for work, an apprenticeship or further study at Level 2.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Enfield Centre 1 Sep 2020 - 2 Jul 2021 - Daytime

Course Code: CR1MBUS1 / 20DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
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What are the levels?



Ece Guzel

I’m currently studying Business BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 and I’m really enjoying it. The College is an excellent place to study. I find the course fascinating and I’m on track to achieve a triple Distinction. I love my tutor and I’ve always had support from my lecturers and other College staff.

Ece Guzel Business Extended Diploma, Level 3

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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