Business

Summary of course

There is a mixture of practical and theoretical work.

Students will also be required to undertake additional qulaifications to improve their English and Mathematics if they have not already achieved GCSE passes at Grade 4 (C) in these subjects.

The method of learning is by tutor led sessions supported by portfolio workshop sessions, where students are supported through assignment work and related tasks.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • Business Purposes
  • Business Organisations
  • Financial Forecasting for Business
  • People in Organisations
  • The Marketing Plan

Specialist Units:

  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication in Business Contexts
  • Customer Relations in Business
  • Business Communication through Documentation
  • Personal Selling in Business
  • Training and Employment in Business
  • Business Online
  • Business Ethics

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

Units are internally and externally assessed through coursework and moderated. The coursework is graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Assignments will be presented in a variety of formats including presentation, role plays, written work and some time constrained class work.

In order to obtain a Pass for the whole course a minimum Pass Grade in all ten of the units taken is necessary.

The qualification will have an overall grade awarded of Pass, Merit and Distinction. The overall grade will be calculated on the total points achieved from assessed units.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in developing skills in understanding how businesses work and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in business.

Progression and Career Opportunities

If students achieve a Pass Grade at the end of this couse they could apply for a Level 2 Diploma in another subject area.

If an overall Merit Grade is achieved at Level 2 plus GCSE English Language at Grade 4 (C) students could apply for Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business or another subject within the college.

Alternatively, you could begin part or full-time employment.

Entry Requirements for new students

-      Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including English and Maths or a related Level 1 qualification plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level 3 or GCSE grade 1-3 (G-D)

Interview Requirements

You must arrive at your appointment 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place and bring your letter with you.

Please bring your Record of Achievement, if you have one, and think about questions you have about the course and anything else that relates to College.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Students will be required to purchase all of their own materials (text book, paper, pens etc). Course text books cost approximately £20. All students will need to pay a trip fee of approximately £25 at enrolment in September.

Course fee information

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Lauren Appleton

Lauren Appleton

The chance to study law at university seemed a distant dream for Lauren Appleton when her GCSEs didn’t go to plan, but having undertaken a business course at Northampton College...

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