Throughout this course you will explore business and retail and will have the opportunity to improve your commercial awareness with a work placement.
It is aimed at those with previous retail experience, those who currently work in retail, or those who have an interest in working in the industry.
Throughout the course you will study a wide variety of modules, which will provide you with a practical insight into this dynamic sector.
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This course aims to provide learners with the opportunity to explore business and improve their commercial awareness with a work placement. Throughout the course, you will study a wide variety of modules, which will provide you with a practical insight into this dynamic sector.
It is aimed at students who have a passion for business, and have studied at subject at GCSE level.
The modules you will study are:
- Business Environment
- Business Resources
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Communication
- Recruitment and Selection
- Human Resource Management
- Managing a Business Event
- Developing Teams in Business
- International Business.
Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.
Teaching & assessment
You will be taught by qualified teaching staff who have experience of working in the business world, or have ran their own business. You will receive written and verbal feedback for all assignments and continuous assessment throughout the course, to ensure you work to the best of your ability. Your lessons will include guest speakers and visits to industry, and will aim to stretch and challenge your knowledge.
Each unit typically consists of three or more assessments, to enhance your academic and work place skills, including:
- Professional discussions
- Case studies
- Group work.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
We have direct links to local and national businesses meaning you get to broaden your knowledge of the industry with guest speakers and visits to professionals. We encourage all students to take part in Enterprise Day - an opportunity for students to gain a wider understanding of enterprise and the world of work. They learn from other people’s experiences, asking questions and making new contacts.
You will be expected to attend a work placement for 37 hours. The work placement will directly link to employability sessions and enhance the knowlegde and skills needed to complete the course.
Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.
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You will need to contribute £30 if you wish to take part in optional enrichment and extra curriculum activities, such as guest speakers, trips and visits.
You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability to the course.
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You will hold a minimum of four GCSEs at grade A*-C, including maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in Business at Merit.