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This course provides an outstanding base for your progression into employment, higher education or starting your own business. Our experienced team will offer you expert support to start your own business ventures within the course, so you will have the confidence, skills and knowledge to succeed. The programme includes a number of educational visits, along with locally based activities at a variety of regional businesses. You will learn through participating in interesting ventures, such as raising funds for charity, and use real-time business skills to put into practice your learning from this course.
The list below contains a snapshot of the core and additional units you will study:
- Exploring business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Managing an event
- Principles of management
- Business decision-making
- Team building in business
- Employment law
How will I know how I am doing?
The course is assessed through assignments, controlled assessment and examination. You will receive continuous progress reviews, along with full and regular feedback from your tutor to ensure you are on track and ready for your next step. Feedback will be verbal, written or electronic and is designed to support you on your course.
What do I need to join?
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths.
Maths & English
Opportunities to upskill in both English and maths is provided and feedback given to learners on their strengths and areas for improvement.
The course is designed to improve your employability skills through the main qualification units, guest speakers, enrichment trips and work experience.
We encourage and provide support to those who wish to gain experience in the world of business and we can offer contacts to assist with arranging this. You will have the opportunity to complete a work placement in the business field.
What can I do next?
You can progress into higher education, Level 2, 3 or 4 apprenticeships, employment or even starting your own business. Previous students have successfully progressed into studying business, marketing, economics, accounting and law at university.
What are my career options?
The variety of units studied during this qualification can be applied to any chosen career and will open many doors. The practical experience you gain will prepare and equip you for work and life.
Course information last updated: Friday 17th September 2021 @ 10.30am (1 day ago)