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Introduction to Business and Administration Level 1 at Isle of Wight College

Course description

For those thinking of a career in:

  • Administration
  • Business Management
  • Tourism

Course content

The course is made up of several qualifications which include; BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Business Administration, Functional Skills Maths and English. A student will need to pass all elements of the qualification.

Topics covered in the course may include:

  • Planning and running an enterprise activity
  • Welcoming visitors
  • Working in business administration
  • Supporting business meeting
  • Creating Business Documents
  • Professional Behaviour in an Office Environment

Entry requirements

Students should have at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grades A-E, including GCSE English at E or above
  • Other graded Entry level or level 1 qualifications such Hospitality or IT. Please note it is generally expected you would have achieved a distinction at Entry level or Pass at Level 1 in order to progress to this course. If your current course is not graded you would be expected to satisfy other criteria such as literacy/numeracy screening tests and a course work submission in addition to that required for standard interview.

Current Isle of Wight College students must have successfully completed Functional Skills from their previous course and must have attendance of 87% or higher, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work with others, a commitment to improving your career prospects.


This is a practical, work-related course.  Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. All students will undertake work experience as an integral part of the course.

All units are internally assessed and graded by tutors and then moderated by Edexcel (the awarding body).

Financial information

£75 materials fee which will cover two enrichment activities/trips plus an end of year celebration event.

Future opportunities

With further training or study, learners may progress into Business, Travel and Administration related careers such as accounting, administration, customer service, finance, IT, personnel or sales.

Progression to higher level qualifications is limited to those who fully complete all elements of the course, maintain a good level of attendance (90%) and have positive character references from their course tutors. Failure to meet any one of these criteria can prevent you from progressing to level 2 courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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