Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Foundation
31 August 2020TBCClare Learoyd

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


For those thinking of a career in:

  • Administration
  • Business Management
  • Tourism


Interview with Course Coordinator, you need to bring along a copy of all certificates you have achieved and if currently still in school a copy of you last school report.


The course is made up of several qualifications which include; BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Business Administration, Functional Skills Maths and English. A student will need to pass all elements of the qualification.

Topics covered in the course may include:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Development Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • Presenting a Business Idea
  • Contribute to running an Event
  • Communicating with Customers
  • Exploring Visitor Attractions
  • Using Digital Communication Technology
  • Contributing to your local Community


This is a practical, work-related course.  Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. All students will undertake work experience as an integral part of the course.

All units are internally assessed and graded by tutors and then moderated by Edexcel (the awarding body).


With further training or study, learners may progress into Business, Travel and Administration related careers such as accounting, administration, customer service, finance, IT, personnel or sales.

Progression to higher level qualifications is limited to those who fully complete all elements of the course, maintain a good level of attendance (90%) and have positive character references from their course tutors. Failure to meet any one of these criteria can prevent you from progressing to level 2 courses

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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