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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.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Being organised
    • Developing a personal progression plan
    • Working with others
    • Researching a topic

    Specialist Units:

    • Finding out about business in your area
    • Organising a meeting
    • Branding a product
    • Creating a visual display
    • Presenting a business idea
    • Contributing to running an event
    • Recording income & expenditure
    • Communicating with customers
    • Developing routine office administration skills

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • Managing stakeholders and their differing relationships to an organisation

    • Laws and regulations that apply to their role including data protection, health & safety and compliance

    • The applicability of business principles such as managing change, business finances and project management.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Use multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation

    • Build and maintain positive relationships within your own team and across the organisation

    • Demonstrate good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Act as a role model, contributing to team cohesion and productivity
    • Representing the positive aspects of team culture and respectfully challenging inappropriate prevailing cultures ; taking responsibility for your own work, accepting feedback in a positive way, using initiative and showing resilience

    • Demonstrate taking responsibility for team performance and quality of projects delivered.
  • General info

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

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Pass L1 Business and have a good record of behaviour and engagement with the course. Need to have minimum Entry 3 Functional Skills English and Maths OR GCSE grade 1 to 3. Expectation of 90% attendance.

  • 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

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.