This course will help you will develop your skills and knowledge for studying or working in business, enterprise, marketing, finance or accounting, specialising in either marketing or finance in the second year. Emphasis is on understanding why business skills and knowledge are important, particularly in a work-related environment. You will attend master classes and Q & A sessions with industry experts, visit companies and exhibitions, take part in enterprise activities and competitions and network with industry and former students about their experiences.
Topics covered may include:Exploring BusinessDeveloping a Marketing CampaignManaging an Event Team Building in Business Digital Marketing Recording Financial Transactions
You will need:Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)All applicants must have an interview and initial assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed throughout the year with work placement observations, in class tests, presentations, projects, reports, essays and externally assessed exams. You will be required to pass all external exams, complete all coursework and receive positive feedback from your work placement officer in order to achieve your qualification.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and/or provide a solid platform to progress onto Higher Education degree or apprenciship programs.