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Business - level 1

Business and Professional Services

Course ID: 172612

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Level 1 course, suitable for beginners.
  • No previous qualifications required.
  • Suitable for all age groups.
  • Taught at our Clarence Street campus.
  • 1 year course, with a wealth of opportunities to work with local businesses.
  • This course is designed for learners who want to attain a Level 1 qualification in preparation for further studies.
  • Develop transferable skills needed for employment.

What to expect from the course

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Business is part of the new suite of BTEC Introductory qualifications available to study at The City of Liverpool College. This course is designed for learners who want to attain a Level 1 qualification in preparation for their future studies.

Studying this course will allow you to maximise opportunities to progress by focusing on the development of transferable and sector-related skills and knowledge. You will develop the necessary transferable and sector skills to advance more quickly in education or your career path. The qualification prepares learners for advancement to Level 2 BTECs or to pursue other programmes.


BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Business

Why study with us?

There is plenty of additional enrichment for students on the Level 1 program. Students regularly take part in trips and visits to further their experience and knowledge. Students will not only study the level 1 content, but will start to get themselves prepared for the next level of study, as tutors weave in level 2 content as the course develops to help learners with their progression. This last year we focused on a project with LUSH to make and sell soaps within college.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Students can progress into level 2 BTEC in Business, working towards level 3 and higher education.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Dedication and enthusiasm for the subject and a strong commitment to your studies, good attendance and behaviour is a must. Typical students have not sat GCSEs or have Grades 1 / 2 in their GCSEs.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 500.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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