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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What will I study?

If you want to develop a basic understanding of how to support the activities of a business to enable you to progress into administration work or a higher level business programme, this course will provide you with the foundation for this.

BTEC qualifications are designed to provide practical, work-related learning and the course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to prepare for employment in a business environment and work in a variety of specialisms in the industry.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and will develop a range of skills to prepare you for the world of work enabling you to add value to business activities in an organisation. During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic
  • Finding out about businesses in your area
  • Organising a meeting
  • Branding a product
  • Presenting a business idea
  • Contributing to running an event
  • Recording income and expenditure

By studying this course you will also:

  • Learn about different local businesses and how they operate
  • Produce a CV and personal action plan
  • Learn about how to start a new business and the marketing of the product or service being offered
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in team events
  • Develop your confidence in presentations

How will I be assessed?

This is an assignment-based course so there are no exams and you will be continually assessed throughout the programme through assignments, practical activities and observations carried out by tutors.

What could it lead to?

The skills you will learn on this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in an office environment
  • Find employment as an apprentice in an office environment
  • Progress to Level 2 Business, Hospitality and Travel & Tourism Diplomas or other sectors

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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