This course will prepare you for study within higher education or progression to a career within the dynamic business sector.
It will enable you to study the concept of business from a vocational and professional viewpoint. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of business areas such as the business environment, internet marketing, business accounting, visual merchandise and starting a small business.
Our business students use the college spaces to host events. Take a look around our Innovation and Enterprise Hub.
Our full-time business and retail courses will give you the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for in this dynamic industry.
An advanced apprenticeship is ideal for someone who has already achieved Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, is self-motivated and is employed in a secretarial/administrative role.
This course will ensure you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the business sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.
- The Business Environment
- Business Resources
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business Communication.
Additional Units include:
- Business Accounting
- Creative Product Promotion
- Market Research in Business
- Internet Marketing in Business
- Recruitment and Selection in Business
- Development Planning for a Career in Business
- Human Resources Management in Business
- Managing a Business Event
- Developing Teams in Business
- Understanding Retailing
- Visual Merchandising in Retail
- Starting a Small Business
- Business and the Economic Environment
- International Business.
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Teaching & assessment
Additional qualifications will be included within the learning programme to provide you with a broad range of skills. A range of assessment methods are used including assignments, time-constrained assignments, case studies and observation of performance.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
You will take part in the Young Enterprise competition, to get a taste of how to set up and run a business. One of our previous teams attended the area final at Beamish Hall Hotel and we are pleased to announce that they were crowned winners of the best business presentation.
Enterprise Day is an opportunity for you to gain a wider understanding of enterprise and the world of work. You will 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 knowledge and skills needed to completed 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.
Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.
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You will be invited to attend an interview in college.
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Places on the Level 3 Extended Diploma are subject to minimum grade requirements (4 GCSE's at A*-C including English and Maths) as well as BKSB assessments in English and Maths and free writing exercise, to be held during the induction period.