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Business Skills and Entrepreneurship BTEC Diploma Level 1 at The Manchester College

Course description

Are you interested in setting up your own business in the future? Do you just want to find out what it’s really like to work in a big organisation? Would you like to be a manager of a big company one day? Whatever your interest in the business world, this Level 1 Diploma is the perfect introduction. Throughout the course, you’ll be developing business skills that are relevant to any office environment and entrepreneurial abilities to help you succeed in a number of different careers. You’ll learn how to research a business in your area, how to present a business idea, how to organise meetings effectively, and even how to brand a new product or run an event! You’ll also get to take part in a number of different enterprise activities, like competitions, role plays and class projects, each giving you a real insight into what you’ll need to manage a business.

Entry requirements

Anyone can apply for this course with us, as you don’t require any formal qualifications. An Entry Level 3 qualification and GCSEs at grade D-G would be beneficial, but they are not essential.


For this course, assessment will take place through a variety of different tasks, including role plays, group work, written course work and presentations.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

With this BTEC Level 2 Diploma, you’ll be able to progress onto our Level 2 Business Skills with Entrepreneurship course at The Manchester College. You’ll develop your knowledge and ability further, and be able to continue onto even higher level courses.Each qualification you achieve will take you closer to your ideal job in the business world, giving you all the skills you need to have a successful career. You could find yourself in a huge number of different roles in this sector, including being a manager in customer services, HR, administration, retail, finance or even marketing!

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 April 2018
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    • Openshaw Campus is a welcoming centre, offering courses for school leavers, adults, university-level students and professionals. Many of the facilities at Openshaw are open to the community, including a library, salon, restaurant and fitness centre. Openshaw is a vibrant, modern campus, designed to be a supportive learning and social environment.

      Facilities at Openshaw Campus include:

      • IT suites with tools for multimedia courses
      • purpose-designed retail unit offering real life experience to retail learners
      • recording studios
      • outdoor amphitheatre for live music
      • state of the art automotive, engineering, construction and electrical technology and training vehicles
      • hair and beauty salons, open to the public
      • library resource centre (LRC)
      • gym and fitness centre, open to the public
      • award winning training restaurant (Bistro East), open to the public
      • nursery
      • air cabin

      Local area

      Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Openshaw Campus is built at the heart of the community with an open plan design and attractive green space and water features. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.