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:

Core Units:

  • Working in Business and Administration
  • Welcome Visitors
  • Recording Business Transactions
  • Supporting Business Meetings
  • Preparing for Work Experience
  • Planning an Enterprise Project

Specialist Units:

  • 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All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

There are varying methods of assessment within the programme, e.g.

  • observations
  • 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

Opportunities include:

  • Level 1 study
  • Level 2 study
  • Level 3 study
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Entry Requirements for new students

To start a Vocational Studies Programme you do not need any qualifications. Just the motivation to attend and take part - you would have mainly F-G grades

Interview Requirements

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

Course fee information


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