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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Creating a Visual Display
  • Presenting a Business Idea
  • Contributing to Running an Event
  • Communicating with Customers
  • Branding a Product

Course Trips

You will have the opportunity of a variety of trips and workshops to support your learning and development. You will also have the opportunity to fundraise for a Charity whilst organising an event.


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Studying at the college has provided me with skills to secure an unconditional offer to study Marketing and Advertising at Leeds Beckett University.

Emily Jolley



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