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Traineeship in Business & Professional at Oldham College

Course description

Our Level 1 Business Studies qualification has been carefully designed to inspire, motivate and challenge you, while providing you with a general understanding of how a business works. Within the course you will study finance, marketing, retail and enterprise, as well as improving your skills in communication, team building and problem solving.

A strong emphasis is placed on working and learning with others and you are regularly set tasks to complete in partnership with other students. You also need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning. In order to further develop your skills you will study English, maths and ICT alongside your course.

Course content

The Level 1 in Business and Enterprise is designed for an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about a career in business and enterprise and also to enhance the skills which will enable you to either set up your own business, move into employment or progress to further study.

As part of the course you will study:

Introduction to business and enterprise
Marketing for business and enterprise
Finance for business and enterprise
Plan, outline and take part in a business or enterprise project
Retail (intro, customer service and health and safety)

Throughout the course you will develop the following transferable skills:

  • Team working – giving you the opportunity to work with others either on small tasks or during the final project task
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills – you will learn to present your work to those around them in a suitable way and will also learn the most appropriate way of communicating as an entrepreneur or business person
  • Working independently – you will understand how to work independently on specific tasks.

    As part of the course you will all study English and maths which will provide the skills you need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in learning, life and work. At Oldham College we are committed to developing these skills throughout your time with us

Entry requirements

Level 1 - 2 GCSE* E and above


Role Play
Professional discussion
Record of evidence

Future opportunities

BTEC First Diploma in Business or various employment opportunities


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: 08 August 2018
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