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Business BTEC Diploma Level 1

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
    This course has been designed to introduce you to the world of business. You will study pathways including Business Administration, Business Enterprise and Working Effectively in Business.
    As part of the programme you will investigate business practices and create business ideas, alongside developing essential business and administrative skills. You will continue to study essential Maths and English as well as employability skills.
    Work experience is an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    For each unit, you will complete a number of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:
    • Presentations
    • Observations
    • Written reports
    • Professional discussions
    • Group assessments
    • Practical activities
    • Role Plays
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    You will study a range of business units including:
    • Presenting a Business Idea
    • Branding a Product
    • Creating a Visual Display
    • Organising a Meeting
    • Communicating with Customers
    • Personal Professional Development
    The course will be delivered by experienced tutors from the world of business. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national businesses, including guest speakers from these businesses and visits to their place of work. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and will be given the opportunity to complete work experience. You will also attend industry related work experience to develop and demonstrate your new business skills.
    We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to the Business BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2.
    Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Business Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Administrator.
    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting
    Following further study you could work as:
    • An Accounts Clerk where you can earn between £16,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • An Administrative Assistant and earn between £14,000 and £22,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • A HR Officer, earns an average of £30,000 a year

  • What do I need to join the course?

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    Ideally you will have a GCSE profile of mainly 3-1 (D-G) grades, including Math and English and a reference from your previous school or college.
    You need to be motivated to learn and have good attendance and punctuality.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    • OCR:
    • Edexcel:
    • AQA:
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm during term time and between 9am and 5pm out of term.
    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    9 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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