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Business Administration BTEC Award Entry level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

This is an entry level programme which will give you the basic knowledge, understanding and skills you need to either prepare for employment/apprenticeship in a business area or enable progression to the level 1 business course in College. It includes a range of units across the business and retail sectors. You will also be able to take part in assessments in our realistic working environment as part of this programme. This is set up as an office environment and gives you the chance to use equipment and gain office skills. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

Whilst studying on this programme units could include: Working in Business Administration; Communicating Electronically; Welcoming Visitors and Managing Own Learning. There may also be additional units involving retail and travel and tourism. The course will also include Functional Skills English, maths and ICT to enable you to improve your employability skills.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. No formal qualifications are required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


During this course you will be assessed through a variety of methods. You will produce leaflets, posters and short reports and will also be expected to take part in role-plays in our realistic working environment.

Financial information

Material fee £40.00.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will have gained the skills and knowledge which will give you the opportunity to progress onto any level 1 BTEC study programme at the College (for example, business, ICT, or travel and tourism). Alternatively you may choose to enter employment or apply for an apprenticeship. There is career advice available in College.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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 October 2018
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