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A recovering economy and growing service sector make this a great time to start a career using business skills. There's also a staggering choice of roles as well as the chance to earn generously or be your own boss. Whether you're good with numbers, a skilled negotiator or great at organising people, we've got a huge range of widely-recognised qualifications in demand by employers of all types. You'll also have access to great facilities and useful industry contacts, as well as learning from tutors with first-hand experience of the roles you're likely to enter. 

Picture Yourself

Work in almost any sector for your own company, a family firm or a global organisation.  Specialisms include accounting, HR, retail, marketing and branding, sales, banking, management, media, commercial law, product development.

Get Connected

We've got great connections with businesses and organisations, and this will help you gain essential first-hand experience as well as build up useful contacts to accelerate your job search. 

Example Careers

Legal Associate Professional
£17,000 - £51,000

Legal Associate Professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.

Business Development Manager
£20,000 - £65,000

Business Development Managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation's marketing and sales policies.

Meet the Course Leader

Ali Shah, Course Leader, Business

"I have seven years' industry experience picked up in the telecommunications and energy sectors, and I also have experience of teaching at KS3, KS4 and KS5 stages.  I've been working in Further Education for more than four years now, delivering a range of business disciplines from marketing right through to economics. I am also the coordinator of work skills for Business. I love my job immensely and I'm passionate about helping every single student  achieve their goal and prepare for the world of work, whatever their particular interest is."

Student Testimonial

Former Level 3 Business student, Alisha Iqbal

"I'm here because the College was local and this course really appealed to me. I would definitely recommend my course; we gain experience as well as learning about the different modules on the course. It is an experience I will never forget and throughout this whole course I have seen myself grow and gain the necessary personal skills. My tutors are really supportive, if I am struggling with work or personal issue I know I can speak to them in person, via email or on Twitter."

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Business Courses

Course Attendance Start date
Access to HE Diploma (Business) Part-time (day) September 2018
Business Level 1 Full-time September 2018
Apprenticeship in Business and Administration – Level 2 /3 Part-time (day) Various
Apprenticeship in Customer Service - Level 2/3 Part-time (day) Various start dates
Apprenticeship in Retail Skills - Level 2/3 Part-time (day) Various Starts
Business - BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate Full-time September 2018
Access to HE Diploma (Business) Part-time (day) September 2018
Apprenticeship in Management Part-time (day) To be confirmed
Business BTEC Level 3 Diploma Business (Leadership in Business, Business & Finance & Events and Marketing) Full-time September 2018
Law in Business 90 (Credit) Diploma Full-time September 2018
HNC Business Part-time (evening) September 2018
ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management Part-time (evening) Various dates
ILM level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management Part-time (evening) To be confirmed
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