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About the School
The School of Business prepares tomorrow’s leaders for careers where strategic thinking and business acumen are critical to success. Each dynamic course covers multiple business and finance disciplines, allowing students to understand all aspects of business. Students can build their knowledge in a purpose-built business space before exploring opportunities.
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What courses do you offer?
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise
Key Topics: Business enterprise environment, research & develop an idea, promote & finance an idea, pitching an idea
Level 3 BTEC National in Business
Key Topics: Personal & Business Finance, Develop a Marketing Campaign, International Business, Pitching a Business Idea, Market Research, Civil Liability, Digital Marketing
Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies
Key Topics: Business & Management Principles, contribute to innovation, manage non-financial resources; then a unit from Finance, Marketing, Leadership and Human Resources
19+ Access to HE: Business
This course covers the main subject areas of Finance, Marketing, Leadership, Operations, Human Resources
What grades do I need to get?
|Level 2 Diploma in Business||Level 2 Technical in Business Enterprise||Level 3 BTEC National- Foundation Diploma||Level 3 Diploma in Business|
|4 GCSEs at Grade 3 including English Language & Maths (with resit for both English & Maths)||4 GCSEs at Grade 3, with English Language Grade 4 (with resit for Maths.)||5 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English Language & Maths||4 GCSEs at grade 4 including English Language; Maths min Grade 3 (with option to resit.)|
What can I do next?
So this would depend on your goals. However, after the Level 2 Course you can progress to our Level 3 or apprenticeships or even employment. After the Level 3 courses, university is the most common route, or apprenticeships or starting work.
Equally, if you become 19 years of age after Level 2 or 3, our Access to HE qualification in Business becomes available as a potential route to university. There are plenty of opportunities and possibilities to consider.
What careers could I progress to after completion these qualifications?
All of our courses cover multiple aspects of business from marketing to HR so there are plenty of roles that you could progress to. These roles include: marketing director, finance manager, human resources manager, project manager, actuary, business consultant, chartered accountant, economist, statistician, e-commerce consultant or business owner.
Does the college offer any financial support for students?
Yes, students can apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.
Which campus is the School of Business based at?
We are based at Printworks Campus.
How many days do I have to be in?
You will be in college on average over 3 days. The remaining time is made up of you studying, completing assignments and attending work experience programmes ranging from 1 day per week to full week blocks.
Is there a uniform?
The School of Business has no uniform, but we wear comfortable clothing – it’s not a fashion show and remember big coats/jackets have to be taken off in our classrooms…. so make sure you’re layered up!
What times do sessions start?
We generally start sessions at 9am…but there will be staggered start times on some days. You’ll be given your timetable with sufficient time to plan your journey to Printworks Campus and organise work shifts.
Will the college pay for my travel and lunch?
If you meet the house household income criteria, yes you will be offered a travel card and lunch.
How can I make new friends?
The Students’ Union is one of the best in the country and regularly advertises events for you to attend. The start of each year there is an opportunity to attend the ‘Big Welcome’ event to meet other new students from across the college and other departments. Equally, many classes form friendship groups early on and socialise, both inside & outside of college.
What if I don't get the entry grades?
Don’t worry just bring in your grades – there are many options.
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