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Shauna Allsop

Courses Taken:
Business & Enterprise Level 3
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School:
Business
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Years Studied:
2014 - 2016
Profession:
Case Management Officer
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The Business & Enterprise Level 3 course kickstarted my career more than I could have ever imagined. I gained so much from the course; knowledge, self-discipline, confidence, and I learnt so much about the industry.


Shauna Allsop chose to study Business & Enterprise Level 3 at Lancaster and Morecambe College (LMC) after receiving recommendations from friends who had previously studied the course.

Shauna’s interest in Business began back when she started her first job as a teenager, working in TK Maxx as a Customer Service Assistant. Her experiences of analysing consumer behaviour and using high levels of customer service to increase sales motivated her to learn more about the industry:

The Business & Enterprise Level 3 course at LMC gives the equivalent UCAS points to three A-Levels so it seemed a good stepping stone to get me to university. I learnt a lot about the industry on my course, exploring a variety of topics such as: Accounting, Marketing, Product Design, Management and Entrepreneurship.

When asked what the highlights of her course were, Shauna credited her tutors, Sarah and Jon, for their constant support and guidance:

Throughout my two years of study, I always felt that I was well supported both academically and emotionally. This eliminated any pressures and allowed me to get the best grade I was capable of.

In addition, Shauna spoke about her favourite course unit, Business Planning, and explained that learners were given the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to two well-experienced business people, including the person who launched Krave cereal for Kellogg’s

Upon completion of her course, Shauna was offered a place at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan):

I finished my course with a DDD* (triple distinction) grade, allowing me to progress onto the BA Hons in Retail Management at UCLan. The modules taught at university were very similar to those at College so I was able to transfer a lot of my existing knowledge into my projects and assignments which was really helpful.

Shauna now works for South Lakeland District Council as a Case Management Officer and uses the skills she developed at LMC and university to liaise with external and internal stakeholders, resolve service requests and monitor legislation compliance.

I would say the main skills I learned at LMC were organisation, time management, communication and teamwork and I’ve been able to transfer these skills to university and every work position I’ve had since the course.

In addition to completing her degree, Shauna’s biggest accomplishment since leaving College was running for Miss Cumbria 2019 which included Shauna completing community work and raising money for UK charity, The Children’s Society.

When asked what advice she would give to someone considering studying Business & Enterprise Level 3 at LMC, Shauna said:

Do it! It kickstarted my career more than I could have ever imagined. I gained so much from the course; knowledge, self-discipline, confidence, and I learnt so much about the industry.