Introduction to Business

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details




Business & Law

Course Start Date

Tuesday 28th January 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 11 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 50.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

This Introductory course offers students the opportunity to develop business planning and start up business skills. The short course may help students to move on to further study in either business or management, it may offer a route into self-employment or be of interest to those already in employment who wish to learn more about general business planning.

You will have weekly sessions on site as well as online resources to support your learning for the course.

Course Requirements

You must be aged 19+. You will be asked to complete an initial assessment to help to assess that you can do well and enjoy the course.

There are no minimum entry requirements to commence this programme.

You must have access to a computer/laptop at home supported by Wi Fi. This is to enable access to all online materials throughout the programme via Microsoft Teams.

What you will Learn

Generating business ideas, entrepreneurial mindset
Planning your finances
Market research
Market analysis models
Marketing planning basics
Legal structures and set up


Continuous internal assessment.


The skills developed in this qualification may underpin those developed further in the following qualifications:
Level 1 Award in Exploring Enterprise
Level 2 Certificate in Business
Level 2 Award in Social Media Marketing

Career Options

The skills developed in this qualification can lead to employment in companies across a wide range of sectors, or self-employment if looking to start your own business.

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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