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Foundation Business and Travel - BTEC Level 1 Certificates at West Thames College

Course description

Foundation Learning courses are designed to give you the skills to progress to Level 2. This course is made up of two qualifications: Level 1 Certificate in Business (September to December) and Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism (January - June). You will start by working towards the Business modules. If you successfully achieve all the modules and have good attendance you will then be registered for the second qualification (Travel and Tourism).

Course content

The course will encourage you to develop the practical skills and essential know-how required for today's rapidly expanding world of travel and tourism. You will have the opportunity to develop both general and specialist skills. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

This course covers business administration units from September to December, then travel and tourism units from January to June.

Travel and tourism units include:

  • UK Travel Destinations
  • Planning for a job in Travel and Tourism
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Planning for and taking part in a visit

Business Administration units include:

  • Welcoming visitors
  • Working in business administration
  • Recording business transactions
  • Working in a team
  • Managing your health at work

You will also study Functional Skills in Maths and English.

The course includes trips and visits and work based activities.

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an assessment and interview.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


All units are assessed via assignments which are individually graded. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

If you successfully complete all the modules you can go on to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business or Travel or Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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