Business and Retail Level 1 24/25

Course code: C001276

Course overview

Get Set! to start your journey into the world of business with Nacro Education Spalding.

If you’re thinking about a career in business or retail, looking for something a bit different from mainstream college, and still want a nationally recognised certificate, our Get Set! for Business and Retail is a great place to start.

Crafted alongside industry experts, our Business and Retail Level 1 course will give you a broad introduction into business and administration for retail, and other sectors you may wish to pursue.

This course is a perfect introduction to working in business or retail. Through work experience, practical learning in small, personalised classes and one-to-one support, you will come away with the hands-on experience and the confidence to take the next step towards your future career.

Giving you the transferable skills and knowledge, you need to start your career, progress onto further levels of study, or pursue an apprenticeship.

At the end of the course, you’ll have the hands-on experience and confidence you need to take your next step.

What will I learn?

At Nacro Education Spalding, we let you learn in your way, at your pace. On Get Set! for Business and Retail Level 1 you will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge you'll need to work in the industry. Some of the topics you’ll cover are:

• stock replenishment
• customer service skills
• social media for business.
During the course you will also develop key employability skills, such as personal progression, problem solving, team working and personal budgeting. This means even if you decide not to go into a business career, you’ll be much more attractive to other future employers, as well as bursting with confidence.

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required work in the business and retail industry. This course has been purposely designed to give students a broad introduction into these sectors, equipping you with the transferable knowledge and employability skills you need.

You will be awarded the qualification following successful completion of the units through a portfolio of evidence.


As part of your Business and Retail Level 1 course, you will cover a range of modules designed to broaden your knowledge and skills and give you’re the confidence to take the next step. By completing these modules, you will be able to gain an industry recognised award or certification. These include:

• Working in business and retail
• Understanding customer service in the retail sector
• Communication skills for work
• Understanding and using social media for business

As part of your Get Set! Business and Retail Level 1 course, you will also complete your GCSE English and/or maths, depending on whether you have achieved a grade 4 or above.


At Nacro Education Spalding, we use a variety of assessment methods to ensure you achieve the Business and Retail Level 1 qualification.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and multiple-choice examinations. Modules are assessed in a range of ways, including observations on practical tasks or written assessments. Your teacher will go through all this when you sign up for the course.

Work experience

Our Get Set! courses give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience working in local businesses alongside the learning you’ll do at Nacro Education.

For Business and Retail Level 1, you will have the chance to do at least two weeks of relevant work experience to support your studies, gain experience, and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement. You will be given help to find a suitable placement and supported while working there, meaning you’ll leave with something impressive to add to your CV, as well as gaining practical experience and skills.

Enrichment opportunities

Enrichment activities allow you to gain valuable extra-curricular experiences that enable you to stand out on your CV. As part of all our Get Set! courses, you will be involved in a variety of enrichment opportunities which are on offer through the year, including:

• Email writing and communication skills.
• CV writing and interview practice.
• Job research.

For the Business and Retail Level 1 course, this will include trips, external visits, and social activities such as visiting London, Cadbury World, going bowling and escape rooms.

Career and progression

After successfully passing this course, you will have core knowledge to progress to a higher-level qualification and to move forward towards your chosen career.

Once you have completed your Business and Retail Level 1 course, you will be able to progress onto the Business Level 2 course or start employment in your chosen sector.