Summary of course

This is a lively and fun course designed to help develop skills in the fields of Business and Administration as well as improving your English and Mathematics.

You will learn the practical skills needed to work in an office environment and gain a realistic idea about career possibilities in business and administration.

Dedicated tutorial support will encourage you to develop relevant life and work skills and build your confidence in your abilities and talents. You will also study for qualifications in Functional Skills.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • Working in Business & Administration
  • Welcome Visitors
  • Creating Business Documents
  • Supporting Business Meetings
  • Working in Business & Administration
  • Planning an Enterprise Activity

Specialist Units:

  • Recording Business Transactions
  • Job Opportunities in Business Administration
  • Preparing for work placement
  • Learning from work placement
  • Using the Internet
  • Investigating Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

This is assessed through:

  • written assignments
  • practical tasks.

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 wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in business.

Progression and Career Opportunities

If you pass all elements of the Level 1 Diploma and gain Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics or GCSE Grade 3 (D) in English and Mathematics you can progress to a range of vocational subjects at Level 2 including the Level 2 Diploma in Business.

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs at Grade 2 (E) or above, or completion of a Foundation Studies Programme, including Functional Skills English and Maths

Interview Requirements

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

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)

There will be a trip fee of approx. £25 payable at enrolment in September.

If there is anything else you would like to know about the course you willl have the opportunity to ask your interviewer for further details.

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