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Business Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

Are you thinking of working in business, retail or administration but not sure which area to choose? This practical work-related qualification will introduce you to the skills and knowledge essential for a career in business and administration and/or progression to a Level 2 qualification.

Course content

Units for this course include:

  • Working in business and administration
  • Creating business documents
  • Welcoming visitors
  • Ideas for small businesses

Entry requirements

  • Functional skills in English at Level 1 or Entry Level 3 and to have a keen interest in business or administration


Assessment is continuous throughout the course. Methods of assessment vary from unit to unit and include practical and theory assessments – both written and practical observations. The qualification has a number of core and optional modules, which all students will study. There is a written test for Functional Skills -English.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

  • If you achieve a Pass and Functional Skills you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 programme
  • Most learners move onto the BTEC 1st Diploma in Business
  • You could also chose to go into employment

Further information

Functional skills in English and ICT. Group and personal tutorials

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.