Level 1

Business Explorer


15 weeks
10 weeks


Rush Green Campus
Barking Campus - Barking Learning Centre


Oct 2021
Jan 2022
Oct 2022


Adult 19+



Explore a future in business, with this short course, designed to introduce you to business studies and the career options available to you.

If you're an adult thinking about studying a full-time Business course, but want a taster to see if a career in business is for you, then this short course provides a great introduction.

You'll gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to work in a range of business-related roles such as sales, marketing, finance, customer service or administration. The transferrable business skills you'll learn can also be used in many other careers.

The course will enhance you skills and knowledge in:

  • Communication
  • Working with others
  • Understanding businesses

You'll also develop employability skills such as career planning and preparing for job interviews, and will be able to explore your future career options in business with the support of our expert tutors and Careers Advisors.

You'll need to complete a competence-based self-assessment from the work place or a realistic work environment, which is assessed internally. There is no external exam.

This course is designed for anyone aged 19+ who is working in, or looking to work in, a wide range of business operational roles.

You'll need a good level of English and Maths which will be assessed as part of the enrolment process for this course.

On successful completion, you could progress to a Level 2 Apprenticeship or a Level 1 or Level 2 BTEC Business course.

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.