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Business Level 3 (Peaks) at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a two year full time course

If you are interested in a future career and Higher Education related to business and management this could be the course for you. You will learn all about the exciting world of business and have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.

You will develop your skills and knowledge of different aspects of business which can also help you decide which business career or Higher Education course you want to move into.

Over the two year programme Level 3 Extended Diploma students will complete 18 units of study and Level 3 Diploma students 12 units of study from a range of business areas.
 
You will develop your knowledge of and gain a broad business experience in
 
  • The different types of businesses and how they are organised
  • How the different resources needed to make businesses work efficiently are managed e.g. workforce and finance
  • The tools and techniques used in modern marketing
  • The different types of communication techniques used in business
  • Understanding financial information
  • Creative product promotion concepts, to include the design of a promotional campaign
  • The role of the internet in modern marketing
  • Managing people
  • How to set up your own business
A range of learning methods are used including practical assignments, discussions, presentations and the use of computer-based virtual learning environments. Through this you will develop a wide range of skills including, presentation skills, independent learning skills, IT skills, team working and leadership skills.
 
On your programme you will also study for Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade 4.
 
Staff and facilities
 
You will learn from experienced, specialised and enthusiastic business teachers with a range of academic and business work backgrounds. You will have access to up-to-date IT facilities and course resources on the college intranet which can be accessed at home. Business Advisers at the college can also give support and advice to students who would like to develop their own business ideas. All this experience and knowledge is brought together at Hillsborough College to make business studies exciting and relevant to today's business world.
 
Will this course suit me?
 
To be successful on this course you will need a positive attitude, a lively and enquiring mind, a willingness to explore new ideas and a keen interest in business.

 

Course content

Where can it lead?
 
The majority of students progress on to a degree or foundation degree in a wide range of subjects such as business, marketing, IT, accountancy, teaching or law. Alternatively students could enter employment in various areas of business such as accounts and finance, human resources, local government, logistics, marketing or retailing.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including  English Language & Maths

Assessment

BTEC courses are assessed mostly by course work including practical assignments, discussions and presentations. Coursework will be based around practical business exercises and you will be encouraged to utilise your own experiences of business you may have developed through part-time work or work placements. There may also be some exams.

 

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where Can It Lead?

This course opens up a wide range of opportunities such as the ability to progress on to a degree or foundation degree in a wide range of subjects such as business, marketing, IT, accountancy, teaching or law. Alternatively students could enter employment in various areas of business such as accounts and finance, human resources, local government, logistics, marketing or retailing.

Further information

You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits. You may be entitled to help with the cost of these and anything else you need to buy for your course from the college Learner Support Fund

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm-7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: KFNBU1

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