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Business, Retail and Administration Level 1 at Canterbury College

Course description

This qualification will introduce you to the world of business and administration. It will help you to develop your employability skills.

Course content

You will learn about how to create typical business documents such as agendas and minutes used at business meetings. As part of the study programme you will learn how to work in a team, which is a key business skill. You will run an event which not only gives you vital entrepreneurial skills but also allows you to support local charities. Finally you will explore job opportunities in the business and administration environment and prepare a CV in order that you can secure the kind of job you are looking for.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade E and above (including English and Maths).


You will be continually assessed during and at the end of each unit you undertake. Your feedback will be both verbal and written, ensuring that you have the necessary guidance to complete the study programme with the best qualification grade. All tutors are practising industry professionals.

Future opportunities

If you successfully complete the Level 1 study programme you could progress onto the L2 Business programme. Alternatively you could progress on to an Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Customer Service.

Further information

There will be a variety of UK trips offered throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity for work experience within the College's retail outlet.

Our Level 1 students complete work experience here at college including helping the estates team to distribute the incoming mail as well helping the reception team to frank outgoing mail.

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: 10 October 2017
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    • Sheppey Campus has been open since 1996. We offer a variety of courses in a modern and friendly learning environment and enjoy excellent rates of success.

      We offer a wide range of courses in various subject areas which have been developed to meet the needs of the whole community, from school-leavers to adults.

      The Centre is ideally situated close to the bus and railway stations in Sheerness and there is plenty of car parking for students nearby. The classrooms have been designed for flexibility and all are wired for computers and the latest educational technology. All parts of the College are wheelchair accessible.