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Business Introductory Certificate Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course has been designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the business sector and develop basic skills such as: communication, working with others, problem solving, managing information and self development. You will develop transferable skills and understanding through: organising a meeting, branding a product, creating a visual display, contributing to running an event, recording income and expenditure and presenting a business idea.


What Does The Programme Include

The content of the course and units offer a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within business allowing the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage you. For example: role-playing customer service situations, pitching business ideas and creating visual displays.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

All course units are assessed internally using a variety of assessment methods. You may be required to:

  • Present information that 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

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course you can progress to a Business, Creative Media, IT or Travel and Tourism Diploma Level 2, or a Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship, or enter employment.

Course Content

You will study a range of units including:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • Finding Out About a Business in Your Area
  • Organising a Meeting
  • Creating a Visual Display
  • Presenting a Business Idea
  • Contributing to Running an Event
  • Recording Income and Expendiature
  • Communicating with Customers

Course Trips

You will also have the opportunity to visit Cadbury World, Alton Towers or Sacrewell Farm to take part in marketing and customer service workshops. You can also choose to participate in various enterprise challenges including National Citizenship Service, a residential designed to develop team work skills.


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Work experience placements linking to laws and legislation has allowed me to successfully secure an unconditional offer to study Business and Law at University.

Ebony Harker-Bannister



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