What do I need to join?

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English, and an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

Choosing to study in the increasingly popular Business department will give students access to a wide variety of subjects, linked to a range of employment sectors.  Our students learn and continually develop an array of skills, relevant and vital to the real business environments they successfully progress into, in areas such as event management, retail, marketing and accounting.

A key strength of the Business provision is the dedicated and highly-qualified teaching staff.  They have a breadth of current industry specific experience in a number of sectors, in addition to running their own businesses, providing authentic, first-hand experience of real-world business activities.

Who is this course for?

The course is primarily for school leavers who wish to progress to University, Higher/Degree Apprenticeships or would like to go straight into a career in a business setting. Past students have provided much positive feedback regarding the value of the course. Recently, students have participated in a large-scale event management activity, which saw students plan, resource and hold and wedding reception themed evening to raise funds for their local charity, St John’s Hospice. Students chose the menu, decorated the room and designed fundraising activities to support the evening activities all whilst negotiating deals to ensure they remained within their budget.  Alumni student Molly Hackett said, “I loved this event management unit, giving us the opportunity to take responsibility for the entire project made us really consider the finer detail of successfully managing an event and I know that I will be using organisation skills again throughout my career”.

For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306306.

Course Information Sheet

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