BTEC and ICT Level 1 Foundation Diploma

Awarding body: Edexcel
Qualification: BTEC and ICT Level 1 Foundation Diploma
Course Level: Level 1
Location: The Hub
Duration: 1 year full-time
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Course Description

Are you ready to take your first step into the world of Business Administration?  If so, this is the course for you. 


Practical activies will take place in a realistic work environment which includes a reception; telephone system; office equipment; mailroom; stock, sales and payment departments.  The course will be supported by visiting speakers from local businesses. You will develop a range of ICT skills while producing documents for our real customers.

Course Structure

You will take part in team building, arranging meetings, document production, presenting, receiving and making telephone calls and prioritising workloads.


The course includes the following subjects:

  • Foundation Diploma in Business Administration
  • Work Experience involving a range of realistic tasks
  • ITQ Level 1 
  • Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and Information Technology


Course Assessment

Your coursework will be assessed by a varierty of methods including role play, practical demonstration, presentations, portfolio building, written examination, oral examination.  Functional skills assessment will be exam based.

Entry Requirements

  • 2 GCSEs at grade G and above.
  • For equivalent qualifications see the Entry Requirements Explained page
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

Course Progression Routes

  • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business
  • Level 2 Business and Administration Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Practical Business including NVQ

Course Career Prospects

There is a constant demand for suitably qualified administrative staff both locally and nationally. Close liaison with employers ensures that students are kept well informed of changes and opportunities that may arise.

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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.


Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are optional and additional fees will be charged to you. Details will be provided at the time of interview.

Course Costs

There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However, you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your interview.


Specific Course Information Contact

Course Tutor - Tracey Baker

01302 553652


For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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