BTEC Level One Introductory Business Administration

BTEC Level 1 Introductory in Business is part of the new suite of BTEC Introductory qualifications offered by Pearson. It has been designed primarily for pre-16 to 19+ students who wish to achieve a Level 1 qualification in preparation for future study. The qualification is not designed to lead directly to employment but will maximise opportunities for students to progress by focusing on the development of transferable and sector-related skills.

The main focus of this course is about the development of transferable and sector skills. Each student will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills through both core and sector units. This will help students to appreciate how the transferable skills they develop in their core units can be contextualised in the sector they are studying.

Course Code PF194/1

What will I study?

You will be expected to complete all core units such as;

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others and researching a topic

Alongside these core units, six sector units will need completing. Examples of these units include:

  • Finding out about businesses in your area
  • Branding a product
  • Creating a visual display 
  • Communicating with customers

All units provide students will the opportunity to develop the skills needed for future study and eventually employment.

How will I be assessed?

As a Level 1 qualification the pass standard requires you to complete routine, simple and directed tasks by applying your knowledge and skills. It is expected that you complete tasks fully under supervision, direction or with guidance. At merit and distinction levels, you may be expected to complete tasks in greater detail or with greater confidence or independence.

How will the course be delivered?

The purpose of the qualification is to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours needed to progress on to further study and ultimately, employment. This qualification is designed to be delivered in an applied way, bringing together appropriate content with practical and technical skills. You will be required to complete a number of Guided Learning Hours (GLH) which will consist of lessons, tutorials, supervised study, private study and supervised assessments, that directly involve tutors and assessors.

Entry requirements

Successful interview.

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

On completion of their course, learners will have developed a set of transferable and sector skills that will benefit them whatever their chosen progression route.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide