The Introductory Diploma (sometimes referred to as Foundation Learning) is flexible and personalised to meet the needs of individual students – depending on prior achievement students can do some, or all of the above. The course is designed to encourage students to develop the personal skills and qualities they need for work and learning and to help them achieve their full potential. It is a practical “hands on” course taught in the context of real jobs and careers. You will receive credits and/or individual certificates for qualifications that you achieve within the framework. You will also take part in a two week work experience placement.
Unit 13: Managing your Health at Work
Unit 14: Preparing for Work Placement
Unit 15: Learning from Work Placement
Unit 16: Working in Business and Administration
Unit 17: Communicating Electronically
Unit 18: Making and Receiving Calls
Unit 19: Welcoming Visitors
Unit 20: Handling Mail
Unit 21: Creating Business Documents
Unit 22: Recording Business Transactions
Unit 23: Supporting Business Meetings
Unit 24: Carrying out an Individual Project
Unit 27: Job Opportunities in Business Administration
Unit 34: Working in a Team
Plus: BTEC Level 1 Award in Personal/Social Skills
Unit 04: Developing Self
Unit 08: Healthy Living
Unit 26: Making Informed Career and
Plus: Functional Skills
Functional Skills in Maths, ICT and English
All units are internally assessed and include assignments and coursework.
An Introductory Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades D-G. With successful completion of the course you may apply to proceed to Level 2 courses. Alternatively, you may progress to work or training, such as an apprenticeship.
There are no specific course entry requirements. However, a good record of attendance and punctuality is needed with ability to meet deadlines and work independently and as part of a team.