The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business cover both mandatory and optional units. These allow learners to gain key skills which are transferable to other courses/employment. The units also encourage learners to work in a very practical and active way, meaning classes and assignments are exciting allowing learners to participate, work with others and be engaged throughout. The following units are covered within the course:

Being Organised

Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Working with Others

Researching a Topic

Finding Out About Businesses in Your Area

Organising a Meeting

Branding a Product

Creating a Visual Display

Presenting a Business Idea

Contributing to Running an Event

Recording Income and Expenditure

Communicating with Customers



Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements
online, open days, interview with tutor


Role plays

Planning of real life events




The qualification offers a progression route to BTEC Level 2 Business.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business are designed around practical skills and tasks that place on emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning. The Diploma gives learners the opportunity to develop a broader range of skills in the business sector. The course is designed for learners to be able to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment.

The Diploma is designed to be taken over 1 year, as a substantial vocational qualification within a study programme. All learners taking this qualification will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as planning, research, time management and working with others. Learners will also take additional units which will provide an exciting opportunity to develop further skills allowing the delivery to be practical and active in order to fully engage learners.

All full time students at Oldham College will have at least one week’s work experience placement.

The work experience programme will allow you to gain valuable experience and skills to enhance your CV and UCAS statement. 


Financial Services such as banking, Business Administration Apprenticeship at Level 2 or employment in administration. National Careers Advice

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development