Level 1 Diploma in Business

Level 1 Diploma in Business

Level 1 Diploma in Business

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

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

All assignments are internally assessed, subject to external verification. To pass the course you will be assessed via practical assignments, coursework and exams in Maths and English. Although you may be given homework, the coursework is completed in the classroom.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.

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


This course requires 2 GCSEs at Grade 2 (E in the old grade structure) or above, or a relevant entry level qualification.

English and maths at Entry 3 or above.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £994; Exam Fee £92

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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