Level One Introductory Diploma in Business

This study programme is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress to further study and that might include higher-level qualifications, traineeships or apprenticeships. The programme introduces you to some of the key skills required to succeed in the business environment.

What will I study?

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Finding out about businesses in your area
  • Organising a meeting
  • Presenting a business idea
  • Communicating with customers


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a range of internally-assessed assignments and practical tasks.         

How will the course be delivered?

This course is classroom based and you will be encouraged to use on-line learning resources to further support and develop your knowledge and skills.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification


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?

You could progress to the Level Two BTEC Extended Certificate in Business, the Level Two Diploma in
Business Administration, employment in the business, customer service, administration industries, a traineeship
or an apprenticeship.

Additional information

All study programmes contain English and maths elements.

You will undertake work experience as part of this programme.

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

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Course Guide