Where will this course lead?

This course is ideal for you if you want a practical introduction to business and administration. The course is designed to offer a taster of what it would be like to work in one of these areas and you will learn new skills.

What will I study?

You will be studying key areas, including:

- The roles and responsibilities of working in business administration
- How to support business meetings
- Be able to use different office equipment in a business environment
- Use different methods of communicating electronically
- Taking part in group projects
- Develop business ideas for a small business

Maths, English and IT are an essential part of your diploma in business and administration course and you will work towards a qualification at an appropriate level of pre-GCSE or GCSE.

How will this course be delivered?

Students will carry out practical work individually and in small groups using computers for written and research work.

What qualifications will I get?

Business Administration BTEC Diploma

How will I be assessed?

All assignments for a diploma in business and administration are internally assessed, subject to external verification.

To pass the course you will be assessed via practical assignments, coursework and external exams in IT, maths and English.

Although you may be given homework, the coursework is completed in the classroom.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview with the course tutors. There is also a taster day in early July to allow you to experience the course as well before committing.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications required for a diploma in business and administration it depends upon experience and attitude. No past experience of using computers is required but is an advantage if you have used Word Processing packages in particular. Depending upon your qualifications / experience a diagnostic test in English and Maths may be used to check that you have the skills needed.

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What else do I need to know?

You will be expected to dress professionally to every lesson. This will be discussed during the interview process.

You need to being a pen, notepad and folders to every lesson.

Memory sticks should be brought to save and back up work done on computers.

As part of the course, business trips are organised for real-world expereince of business (e.g. Cadbury World). You will also have access to to guest speakers and careers tutorials.

What can I do after this course?

The majority of students who complete the Level 1 course progress onto the Level 2 Business or Level 2 Business & Administration course. Alternatively, you may go into employment within the business and administration sector.

You will be supported through a series of tutorials for their diploma in business and administration to determine your career path. You will be given guidance to complete internal application forms or external job applications.


Blossomfield Campus

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Study Mode

Full Time