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.”
Business is one of the most diverse subject areas, with many students having successful careers in management, retail, accountancy, and sales and marketing. In larger organisations, it’s not uncommon to start as an apprentice or trainee and work your way up. Students who go on to university or degree-level study could start on graduate training programmes to get an all-round experience of a company.
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Our tutors have widespread worldwide experience and deliver practical and relevant courses to today’s fast-changing business world. The fresh, modern and inspiring learning environment has excellent facilities to guarantee an enjoyable and informative course.
Students will also benefit from the strong relationships the college has built with a wide range of thriving local businesses and entrepreneurs and support from organisations like Natwest. Work experience and placement opportunities are vital to studying business, as are hearing talks from guest speakers and meeting industry experts on visits nationally and abroad.
Business T-Levels are a high-quality, work-focused alternative to A-Levels for young people once they've completed their GCSEs. T-Levels are one of the main routes through which a young person will enter the sector.
We go on lots of trips and have the opportunity to go out on work placement, this has been really valuable to me in developing new skills and learning about the industry in our area. I’m keeping my options open between university, apprenticeships and employment, the course has prepared me for all available options. I now have a place to study Politics at Leeds University.Beth Hall-Fletcher, Business Level 3
There is a wide range of part-time business courses available, plus degree-level study and apprenticeship (including higher-level apprenticeship) options at Kendal College.
We also run a range of professional business services courses, including accounting and HR!
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A business qualification can take students anywhere and opens up a world of possibilities; from climbing the ladder in the corporate world to using the skills learned on the course to start up their own business. Financial and business education gives students practical and valuable skills in whatever employment area they choose to follow.
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If you are interested in studying leadership, this course will develop your knowledge and understanding of how to successfully lead a team. You will develop knowledge of the principles of team leading and the general workings of a business as well as how important it is for a team leader to successfully communicate with a range of stakeholders.
If you are inspired to explore a career in Business then this introduction to Business course will give you an excellent base on which to develop skills in areas such as business presentation skills, personal and business organisational skills, experience of work, personal communication skills and team working skills. You will also take part in planning and running a project to gain real-life experience as you learn. The learning programme usually takes place over 3 days per week and will include the opportunity to study Maths and English to further add to your skills and qualifications.
You will learn the core knowledge which underpins business and the required skills for a career in the industry, as identified by employers. This course combines theory, practical learning and industry placements designed, alongside industry experts, to progress on further study or employment.
Learn the core knowledge which underpins finance, the financial sector and the required skills for a career in the industry, as identified by employers. This course combines theory, practical learning and industry placements designed, alongside industry experts, to progress on further study or employment.