This course is designed to appeal to full-time learners who are interested in a career in business, but would like to study it alongside other fields of study such as law, finance or any course that is of interest. Business Studies gives learners an introduction to and understanding of the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication - all fundamental to the success of business organisations.
A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4).
GCSE English & Maths at grade 6 and a desired G-Score of 5.3.
A keen interest in current affairs is essential.
Studying business can enhance the employability of students. We have links with several accountancy firms who offer work experience including Ernst Young and PWC. We receive many offers of placements from businesses in other industries and we are always keen to promote these to our students. We also enter the CIPFA Management games each year and this is a great opportunity to network with people in the Public Finance Sector.
The BTEC Business course allow learners to develop team building, communication, ICT and numerical skills. Learners will experience debates, discussions, role plays and trips.
First year students will study:
Unit 1 – Business Environment
Unit 2 – Business Resources
Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing
Unit 4 – Business Communications
Second year students will study:
Unit 15 – Development planning for a career in business
Unit 27 – Understanding health & safety in the business workplace
Unit 34 – Website design strategy
Unit 36 – Starting a small business
Coursework - 100%
Assignment work to be completed in a set time frame.