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Business & Workskills – Level 1

This is a one year or 6 months BTEC programme, designed as a stepping stone towards Level 2 Business or ICT. The Workskills element of the course is designed to equip learners with key employability skills to enhance their employment opportunities.

1 Year or 6 months
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades G/grades 1 or above

Course Info

The Level 1 Business and Workskills course is designed to develop your understanding and knowledge of basic business concepts and to develop important personal, academic and business skills. For the Certificate you will need to successfully complete 13 credits, which will come from 7 units. These are:

  • Investigating rights and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Working in Business & Administration
  • Job Opportunities in Business Administration
  • Working in a team
  • Creating Business Documents
  • Planning An Enterprise Activity
  • Running An Enterprise Activity

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Dress Code for all Business courses

Students attending classes in Business are expected to wear smart business attire (including footwear) for all lessons attended. It is therefore important that students ensure they have sufficient quantities of smart clothing to meet this requirement on a week by week basis.

Smart Business attire would be classed as clothing & footwear commensurate with attending an important job interview or working in a professional business office.

Financial assistance in respect of acquiring suitable clothing for this course may be available for qualifying students. All enquires in this regard should be directed to College Student Services.


The delivery is classroom based using case studies, lectures, group work, videos and visits to local organisations. There is an expectation of a minimum of six hours private study per week, homework is closely monitored.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An introductory course suitable for beginners. School leavers should aim for at least 4 GCSEs at grades G or grades 1 or above which should include Maths and English.

Candidates will be required to attend an interview with the course tutor.