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Level 3

A day time and evening option is available for this course. The day time option will run Wednesday - 09.15 : 16.30 The evening option will run Tuesday & Thursday - 18.00 : 21.00

 

Whether progressing from AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, progressing from another book keeping qualification, or joining the course with work experience, with this course you will master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, management accounting, professional ethics and spreadsheets, making it perfect for anyone interested in a career in book keeping, or who wants to go on to become a fully qualified accountant.

A single unit qualification that is knowledge-only, so can be achieved by individuals who are not currently in an assessor role but want to develop their knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of assessment. It has a 3 credit value which broadly equates to 30 hours of study for the learner. It is usually achieved through a combination of assessment methods, including assignment work, case studies and professional discussion.

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.
The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity - showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

Please note: We are still accepting applications for 2020/21 at present. Please see the 'I'm interested. What should I do now?' section if you wish to apply or click 'Apply Online' to get started.


This qualification provides full-time learners with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and the range of business skills essential for a successful career in a range of sectors. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are facing huge challenges in today's economic climate. The structure of the programme provides an innovative and creative curriculum, providing learners with knowledge about the evolving business environment, future challenges and the importance of technology relevant to business of all shapes and sizes. 

 

In year 1, learners are exposed to a range of business principles which include economics, marketing, finance, employment law and events management.  When progressing to year 2, learners have the opportunity to build on the foundations established in year 1, or take a more specialist pathway in marketing, law or accounting and finance.  For more information on the program, year 1 and year 2 pathways, as well as access to student reviews, please see the clips located in the 'What You'll Learn' section below. 

 

To fully appreciate the business sector, you need to get out there. During the course, you will be exposed to successful business speakers, business organisations and industry specialists. Visits will be linked to your course criteria, allowing you to gaining valuable insight into the running of real businesses. Throughout the course you will be supported by staff who have real life experience and a true passion for industry. Delivery strategies will include real life project-based scenarios involving industry 'clients', national competitions and challenges.

 

Whatever your long term goals may be, this course will equip you with the fundamental skills that underpin businesses across a range of sectors, providing a solid foundation for your next steps into employment, higher education, apprenticeship, self-employment in a trade or a stepping stone to starting your own business.

 

FAQ

What previsions have been put in place for social distancing? Lessons will comprise of a mix of physical and virtual sessions to accommodate for a reduced number of students in the classroom.  We will continue to follow Government guidance and review health and safety continuously.

How do I know if there are still places on the course? The business course is in very high demand, so it is advisable to apply by following the online application process to give yourself the best chance of securing a place.  Our administration team will then contact you.

Do I need to complete work experience? Yes, you will be expected to complete 40 hours of work experience to support your qualification. This is an ideal opportunity for you to gain an insight into a new business sector or build on the business skills required for operation in a trade should you be interested in starting your own business or pursuing a specific trade e.g. beauty therapy, hairdressing, bricklaying, carpentry.

Will I need to find my own work experience? We encourage students to try to find their own work experience, however we have a dedicated work placement officer within the team should you need support finding a placement.

Is this course suitable for me of I want to start my own business or pursue a trade? Yes, the course will give you the fundamental skills required to run your own business, as well as support the needs of self-employed workers. The course would be an excellent choice for budding entrepreneurs, as well as for someone that has already studied a trade or plans to in the future.

Do I need to wear uniform? No, however when students are taking part in projects or visits, we expect students to wear business dress.

 

This exciting opportunity provides full-time learners with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and the range of skills which are essential for a successful transition to Higher Education. The structure of the programme provides learners with all of the tools required to undertake an Honours Degree in Business and Management once completed.

 

In addition, there are three units that introduce and equip learners with the necessary skills required in order to study at the higher levels required at university. Throughout the course, learners will develop personal and professional skills, in readiness for the next step in order to allow them to feel at home in an HE environment.

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