This course offers exciting opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of business principles and practice. You will develop skills, knowledge and confidence in a range of business environments and management activities, and benefit from engaging with business people and employers.
A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.
- One-year Extended Certificate
- One-year Foundation Diploma
- Two-year Diploma
- Two-year Extended Diploma.
- Exploring business
- Developing a marketing campaign
- Personal and business finance
- Managing an event
- International business
- Principles of management
- Pitching a business idea
- Recruitment and selection
- Work experience and employability
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study path.
Students who want to further their studies after completing this course can progress to degree-level study.
Work in business management, economics, accounting, human resources, marketing, personnel, project management, finance, customer service or retail - or be your own boss through self-employment.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent. One satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Business
George secured an exciting role with internationally renowned high-end department store Harrods thanks to the skills and knowledge he developed studying Business at Bishop Burton College.
He is now looking forward to moving down to London to fulfil his dream.
George said: “We’ve covered all aspects of the business spectrum really, from management to finance, resources, teamwork – you name it, we have covered it!
“The trips that have enabled us to see first-hand how different businesses operate have probably been the most enjoyable part. You get a real insight into how businesses work on a daily basis, which is really interesting.
“I’ve managed to secure a job with Harrods so I will be moving down to London to work for them when I finish. I’ll be training for 18 months – six months in each department – and have a full-time job at the end of it.
“They had hundreds of applicants and only gave a job to around four or five people. It is a really good opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it.”