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Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.

This course will develop your skills in communication, presentation, numeracy, team working, organisation and meeting deadlines.

The course usually takes place over 3 days per week.

The team of tutors are specialists in their area and have industry experience. They organise a variety of trips for students, for example, a trip to London to visit the Bank of England, Houses of Parliament and The Supreme Court.

Throughout the year there are guest speakers, workshops and in house competitions.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

During the course you will study subjects such as:

- Developing customer service
- Investigating financial control
- People in organisations
- Providing business and administrative support
- Exploring business enterprise
- Management
- Team leading

You will learn via case studies, role play, group activities and working independently on assignments. Students also work on real-life projects, for example running a fundraising dinner, silent auction or business awards.

This course includes a one-week work placement.

Assessment is continual throughout the year and includes:
- Coursework
- Multiple Choice Examination
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course can lead onto the Level 3 Diploma in Business or Travel and Tourism, Access to Higher Education, or work related careers in a variety of fields including: accountancy, administration, customer service, finance, information technology, personnel or sales.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need either:

Four GCSEs at grade A*-D, including English

NVQ Level 1 in a related field or equivalent

BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Merit or Distinction

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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