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Business & Professional Studies

Business & Professional Studies

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This is a new and exciting programme for 2017 and will provide students with skills and knowledge required to pursue a career across a range of business sectors. The learning programme includes units which reflect key business topics and will examine how innovation and enterprise contribute to success. Throughout the course students will also engage in a range of enterprise activities which are designed to develop their business skills using real life projects.

We work very closely with local businesses to offer all our students the opportunity to gain practical experience within a working environment and put into practice what they have learnt.

To help with future career aspirations English and maths are also included in this course.

Course details

A variety of topics will be studied which will involve an exploration of the purposes of different business, looking at their structure and success as well as how they affect the external environment.

Other topics include:

  • Events management which is one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors of business. This unit combines organisational skills and the creativity needed to produce successful and memorable events.
  • Marketing and the way it can contribute to success of businesses, in this unit students will develop their own marketing campaign.
  • Personal and business finance. Personal finance involves understanding of the importance of managing money to prevent future financial difficulties. Business finance will introduce students to planning tools such as cash flow forecasts in preparation for future employment.
Entry guidelines

Aged 16-18 years old

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English and maths or successful completion of a full level 2 qualification (Merit preferred).
  • Satisfactory interview to assess motivation, previous experience if applicable, communication skills, career planning, IT skills.
  • Satisfactory reference and or school report.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
  • Assessment Method

    This qualification includes a variety of different assessment styles and has a combination of externally and internally assessed units. Students will have the opportunity to carry out independent research tasks, use case studies to explore different situations and demonstrate communication or practical skills through presentations or role play.

    Additional Information

    All students will have tutorials and the opportunity to be involved in a range of sporting activities.

    Where can I progress to?

    Successful completion of this course can lead to employment in a variety of business sectors or progression to further education.

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2018 Ref B153J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £2420.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
      Wednesday 10:30 — 16:00 12 Quays
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 27th Jun 2019 Ref B153K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £2420.00

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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