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Business & Accounting

Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

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Course Overview

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, which may include a factory tour, large retail outlets & local businesses.

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 Grade 4 or above 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:

- Business start-up
- Retail
- Customer service
- Finance
- Marketing

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 work experience.

Assessment is continuous throughout the year and includes:
- Coursework
- 2 exams
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Entry Requirements

You will need either:

- Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English
- NVQ Level 1 in a related field or equivalent
- BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Merit or Distinction

After Your Course

This course can lead onto the Level 3 Diploma in Business, other Level 3 courses, apprenticeships, or work-related careers in a variety of fields including accountancy, administration, customer service, finance, information technology, human resources or sales.

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21 April 2020 4.30pm - 7pm