Awarding Body: BTEC
Qualifications on offer:
- Entry 3 or Level 1 Award in Business
- English and/or maths at an appropriate level
Summary of course
This is an exciting new programme offered in partnership with local employers with real work opportunities. Studies will take place both in the workplace and at College.
The Business, IT and Media pathway is offered in partnership with the Elysium I.T. company.
You will cover a range of subjects in Business including customer service. You will also have the opportunity to develop your employability skills
Traineeships and apprenticeships are available in some areas.
Everyone does Mathematics and English at a level that is right for them - from Entry Level 2 Functional Skills up to GCSE.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Working in Business and Administration
- Welcome Visitors
- Recording Business Transactions
- Supporting Business Meetings
- Preparing for Work Experience
- Planning an Enterprise Project
- Supporting Business Meetings
- Jobs in Business and Administration
- Using the Internet
- Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
There are varying methods of assessment within the programme, e.g.
- role play
- professional discussions
- written tasks and presentations
- workbooks and written assessments
- computer based activities.
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 have an interest in business and do not have four grade 2s (E) and wish to gain a qualification in business.
Progression and Career Opportunities
- Level 1 study
- Level 2 study
- Level 3 study
Find about more about career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||Standard Foundation entry requirements|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 1 (F/G).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.