Level 1

BTEC Level 1 Business Explorer


10 weeks


Rush Green


Jan 2022


Adult 19+
Higher Education



The Level 1 Business Explorer course is suitable for learners who are considering either BTEC or Apprenticeship routes. The purpose for learners is to find out if a career in business is the one that will work for them and to plan for their future. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to be in a range of business operational functions such as sales, marketing, finance, customer service, administration etc. applicable to a wide range of contexts.

The Level 1 Business Explorer is achieved by completing 4 components including knowing & enhancing their own skills & knowledge, communication, working with others and understanding the business sector environment.

  • 01: Finding out about yourself
  • 02: Finding about the sector
  • 03: The business course
  • 04: Next steps towards your career

To achieve Level 1 Business Explorer learners must complete a competence-based self- assessment from work place or a realistic work environment, which is assessed internally. There is no external exam.

This course is designed for learners 19+ who are working in or are looking to work in a wide range of business operational roles or similar. Learners would need a good level of English and Maths and will be assessed internally pre-enrollment.

On successful completion, learners could progress to an L2 apprenticeship or L1 or L2 BTEC business courses.

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.