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Skills for Business & Administration Diploma Entry Level 3 / Level 1 at Folkestone College

Course description

This course is ideal if you need to develop your knowledge and skills of the basics of business and administration.

Course content

It may be that you are looking to secure your first entry-level job within the business sector, returning to work after a break in employment or want to develop your business-based, transferable communication and organisation skills.

Entry requirements

This course is a combination of Entry 3 and Level 1 depending on your entry requirements. If you have no formal qualifications, you will work towards an Entry 3 qualification, which will enable you to progress to Level 1 the following year. 

This will give you more time to improve your maths and English to enable you to meet the entry requirements needed to progress to Level 2.


This is a one-year course and you will be assessed through project-based assignments, some written, some practical.

Future opportunities

This course will give you a basis on which to progress to Level 2, either in Enterprise or Business, or using the transferable skills you have learnt here to do a Level 2 qualification in a trade or industry-specific sector.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for more information.

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: 05 February 2019
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  • Start date: Next September

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