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Business: Level 1 Certificate in Employability at Regent College

Course description

This is an introductory course in Business Learners will:
• Be provided with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques including personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 1 vocationally related qualification
• Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications e.g. OCR Level 2 qualifications

Teaching styles
Learning takes place through a variety of teaching methods e.g. teacher led sessions, role play and group work. Individual projects and assignments are produced involving the students own research and so students are expected to work on their own account. 
Key features
Regular workshop support is provided along with individual support for students to develop their portfolio evidence.

Entry requirements

GCSEs grade E or 2 or above, or PASS at Entry Level, including English Language


By portfolio assignment, which is sampled by the exam board’s external verifier. Homework and class activities are assessed throughout the course. This is a credit based qualification (QCF), completed through a number of portfolio units including:

  • Working in Business & Administration

  • Creating Business Documents

  • Supporting Business Meetings

  • Verbal and non verbal communication

  • Social action project

The course includes a period of work experience, from which three further units of evidence are completed:
• Preparing for Work Placement
• Learning from Work Placement
• Managing Your Health at Work

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course students can progress to Level 2 courses.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact Regent College, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college Careers Staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 September 2018

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