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    About the course

    This course will give students the potential opportunity to progress to the level 2 qualification in business, or to develop skills that will be valuable in a variety of full-time employment opportunities.

    Qualification

    BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business

    Entry requirements

    Below 2x GCSE grade 3 and 2x GCSE grade 2 (4 GCSEs grades 2-3 or equivalent and a minimum level 1 in maths and English.

    You will need an interview and a reference from your previous school.

    How much does it cost?

    Age 16-18 free. 19+ will require an employer's contribution. There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support. £90 per year to cover cost of educational visits, guest speakers and workshops, plus your own equipment and textbook.

    Awarding Body

    Pearson BTEC

    Why study?

    The course will revolve around the organisation of an event.

    Units B5: Finding out about businesses in your area, and B9: Presenting a business idea, and A4: Researching a topic, will develop students creativity and the process in developing ideas.

    Unit B7: Branding a product and B8: Creating a visual display, will give students an insight into marketing in business.

    Unit B10: Contribute to running an event, will develop students ability to react to pressures during an event. 

    Units A1: Being organised, A2: Developing a personal progression plan, A3: Working with others, and B6 Organising a meeting, will develop students own skills and abilities that will be beneficial in future education/careers in business.

    Where will this course take me?

    • Business administrator 
    • Finance assistant 
    • HR assistant 
    • Marketing assistant 
    • Retail assistant

    The chance to be self-employed - it's not unusual to go freelance, work as a contractor or even start your own  company!

    Opportunities to work abroad - many large  companies have branches or subsidiaries in other countries! 

    A higher than average starting salary – After completing higher level qualifications!

    Core modules

    • A1: Being organised
    • A2: Developing a personal progression plan
    • A3: Working with others
    • A4: Researching a topic

    Optional modules

    • B5: Finding out about a business in your area
    • B6: Organising a meeting
    • B7: Branding a product
    • B8: Creating a visual display
    • B9: Presenting a business idea
    • B10: Contributing to running an event

    How will I be assessed?

    All units are assessed by coursework

    Will I have to provide anything?

    £100 for consumables  including books and cost of exam re-takes.Recommended course text as per your interview, enrolment information to follow.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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