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Entry Requirements

You will need 3 GCSEs at Grade 2

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Full time

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1 academic year

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Key features and Benefits

  • Enjoy guest speakers from the world of business
  • Visit the Trafford Centre, NCS and Alton Towers
  • Demonstrate your practical skills by creating a visual display and your entrepreneurial skills in presenting a business idea

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need 3 GCSEs at Grade 2.

  • How will I be assessed?

    During the year you will complete a variety of assignments, which will be marked by your tutor and form part of your portfolio (some of the units will be externally marked by the awarding body.)

    As well as taught lessons you will be encouraged to work on your own in one of Blackburn College's Learner Resource Centres.

  • Overview

    Do you want to understand how a successful business is structured? If so, this course is for you.

    This 1 year, introductory Level 1 Business course looks at planning and running enterprise activities; identifying and planning successful business structures; how to use various methods of office technology and provide excellent customer service; recording effective bookkeeping, keeping to legal requirements and how to handle boardroom situations.

    This introductory course will help you progress onto Level 2 Business and features:-

    • Human Resources
    • Management
    • Retail
    • Finance
    • Marketing

    We also look at the job opportunities available within business administration, taking part in interactive support meetings and team building activities. 

  • What will I study?

    • This course is designed to provide you with a Level 1 Diploma in Business.

      The course units feature:-

      • An introduction to business theory and practice
      • How a business works and is structured
      • Taking part and supporting business meetings
      • Engaging team building activities 

      You will also be required to study functional skills in Maths and English.


  • What can I do next?

    On completion of the Level 1 Diploma, you can then progress onto Level 2 in Business.

  • Your Study Programme

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Blackburn College August 2021 Results