Level 1

Introductory Diploma in Business


1 year


Barking Campus - Technical Skills Academy
Rush Green Campus


Sep 2022


Adult 19+



This one-year, full-time Business course is focused on developing transferable practical and technical skills, attributes and behaviours so you are ready to progress onto further study and employment.

You'll study a total of 10 units of which 4 are core skills units and the remaining are business specific skills units. You'll develop your communication skills, team work, problem solving, time management, organising and personal development through participating in discussion, entrepreneurial and charitable projects, fundraising events, business competitions and written assignments.

Core Units:

  • Being Organized
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

Sector Specific Units:

  • Organising a Meeting
  • Branding a Product
  • Creating a Visual Display
  • Presenting a Business Idea
  • Contributing to Running an Event
  • Recording Income and Expenditure

All units are internally assessed and are graded as Distinction, Merit, Pass or Unclassified, subject to external standards verification.

There is no exam on this course.

No prior qualifications are required.

You will have the opportunity to study Maths and English as part of the study programme.

You could progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Business or Administration.

Alternatively, you could progress to a Level 2 Apprenticeship or traineeship.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.