Foundation Learning Diploma BTEC Level 1

Course type: Foundation Learning • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 4 GCSEs at Grades D-G.

The Introductory Diploma (sometimes referred to as Foundation Learning) is flexible and personalised to meet the needs of individual students. 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, which includes a one week work placement, taught in the context of real jobs and careers in various industries. You will receive credits and/or individual certificates for the qualifications that you achieve within the framework.

Course Units

Unit 7: Interview Skills
Unit 10: Planning a Trip to a Visitor Attraction
Unit 10: Self-Assessment
Unit 11: Career Progressions
Unit 11: Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness
Unit 13: Planning Own Fitness Programme
Unit 14: Working in Business and Administration
Unit 15: Communicating electronically
Unit 16: Making And Receiving Calls
Unit 16: Planning and Participating in an Event
Unit 17: Welcoming Visitors
Unit 24: Job Opportunities in Business Admin
Unit 26: Word processing software

Plus: BTEC Level 1 award in
personal/social skills


Unit 08: Healthy Living
Unit 09: Preparing for work
Unit 10: Managing own Money

Plus: Functional skills
Functional Skills in Maths, ICT and English

Course Assessment

All units are internally assessed and include assignments and coursework.

This Course Can Lead To…

An Introductory Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades D-G. With successful completion of the course you may apply to proceed onto Level 2 courses. Alternatively, you may progress to work or training, such as an apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

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.