Business Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL114
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

Do you want to understand how a successful business is structured? If so, this course is for you.

This 1 year, introductory Level 1 Business course looks at planning and running enterprise activities; identifying and planning successful business structures; how to use various methods of office technology and provide excellent customer service; recording effective bookkeeping, keeping to legal requirements and how to handle boardroom situations.

This introductory course will help you progress onto Level 2 Business and features:-

  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Finance
  • Marketing

We also look at the job opportunities available within business administration, taking part in interactive support meetings and team building activities. 


What will I study?

This course is designed to provide you with a Level 1 Diploma in Business.

The course units feature:-

  • An introduction to business theory and practice
  • How a business works and is structured
  • Taking part and supporting business meetings
  • Engaging team building activities 

You will also be required to study functional skills in Maths and English.


Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade E/2 including English Language and Maths

How will I be assessed?

During the year you will complete a variety of assignments, which will be marked by your tutor and form part of your portfolio (some of the units will be externally marked by the awarding body.)

As well as taught lessons you will be encouraged to work on your own in one of Blackburn College's Learner Resource Centres.

What can I do next?

On completion of the Level 1 Diploma, you can then progress onto Level 2 in Business.

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You will study in The Elizabeth building – an addition to the 1888 Old Victoria building, situated on the college campus, in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre.

You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Blackburn College Business & Law students regularly implement business ideas to generate money for charities, and students often run a business publicity roadshow. We hold an annual Dragons’ Den event where students pitch their ideas to a panel of business delegates and students also benefit from regular guest speakers from the legal and retail management fields.

There will be an opportunity to study an additional unit in IFS – the Institute if Financial Services to gain extra UCAS points.

If you study at Level 3 you will also have the opportunity to join the Business Career Academy and gain a 6 week paid internship, an industry mentor and extra UCAS points.

Our tutors also organise social events to attractions such as Manchester United, Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as educational trips London’s Old Bailey, High Court and Houses of Parliament.