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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours you need to progress to further study and ultimately to employment. The qualification is designed to be delivered in an exciting and stimulating way, bringing together appropriate content with practical and technical skills.

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at those with GCSE grades below 3/D.

Course Content

Students will study five units which include two core skills units and three sector skills units.

The units are:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Finding Out About Businesses in Your Area
  • Organising a Meeting
  • Recording Income and Expenditure

How will I be assessed?

All units are internally assessed – giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. There is a range of assessment styles suited to skills-based and sector-based qualifications at this level. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance.

Assessments include:

  • carrying out practical tasks 
  • presenting information that has been gathered
  • keeping working logbooks, records and reflective journals 
  • practising English and mathematical skills 
  • taking part in oral or written presentations 
  • taking part in role play, interviews and other activities

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may need to pay additonal costs towards any enrichment trips/visits to businesses.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Derby College Group can assist with careers advice and progression opportunities to other business-related study programmes at Level 2.

Careers

Another option could be a Business, Customer Service, Sales or Administrative apprenticeship. Derby College Group can help you find the right opportunity.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jess Monk

Jess Monk

Employer shows trust in teenage business admin apprentice Jess

Derby College business administration apprentice Jess Monk is the envy of many of her friends. At just 17, she has an interesting, well-paid job, working with friendly and supportive people who show trust in her abilities.
 
Jess is on the college’s Business Administration level 2 course and in September started an apprenticeship with engineering design consultants Jackson Purdue Lever on Pride Park. Originally at Derby College to study Health and Social Care, she switched courses when she realised she’d prefer to work in a business environment.
 
Jess says she has already picked up lots of business knowledge on her course and is thinking about furthering this by progressing to level 3. As an apprentice,
 
Jess also likes that there are other young Derby College learners at Jackson Purdue Lever.Over the past five years the firm has established strong links with the college through its careers academy, providing work experience to several students.

I’d been working part-time as an admin assistant at Jackson Purdue Lever for about a year before being taken on as an apprentice, so I already knew everyone. I’m given quite a lot of responsibility at work, which makes me feel that my employer trusts me.


I’m responsible for ordering all the stationery, for instance. It’s important to get it right.


I also spend a lot of time writing up reports for the structural survey team and recording information on Excel spreadsheets as well as welcoming visitors to the firm.

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