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Start Date 
End Date 
Part Time
Target audience 

 This programme is designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of business including:-

  • marketing
  • team work
  • human resources
  • accountancy
  • management functions
  • innovation and the entrepeneur
This should allow for informed choice in selecting preferred pathway for progression to Higher Education.
Entry requirements 

Subject to successful interview, previous qualifications and the results of diagnostic assessments in both English and Mathematics. It is expected that students will be working mainly at Level 2 in both English and Mathematics

Course content 

Students will study English Language and Mathematics to enhance their
literacy and numeracy skills. ICT will be developed as part of the diploma
in engaging with digital marketing.

Teaching & Learning 

Students will learn to work as a team, manage time, take responsibility for their own work and become self-reliant. Students will be expected to work in their own time to complete the necessary research and assessment tasks.

Assessment criteria 

Assessment will be a range of relevant strategies as continuous assignments in working towards the Access qualification. All assessment is internally set and marked against One Award set criteria. Each unit is graded at either Pass, Merit or Distinction with an overall grade awarded on the successful completion of all modules


Progress to higher education and an array of degree pathways including business, management, human resources and retail. PROGRESSION AFTER HE:- Areas for employability:

  • Industrial & commercial organisations
  • The finance sector
  • The public sector: government & local authorities
  • Major recruitmers offering graduate training schemes
  • Small businesses
  • Self-employment may also provide an opportunity for graduates
Career choices:
  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Retail/Investment/Commercial
  • Buyer, Industrial/Retail
  • Commodity/Futures Broker
  • Distribution/Logistics Management
  • Insurance
  • Management Consultancy
  • Marketing Research Executive
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Recruitment Consultancy
  • Retail Management
  • Stockbroking
  • Systems Analyst/IT Consultancy
Other information 

Students must demonstrate commitment to completing the course and the expectation is that every effort will be made to attend all sessions. The college will take appropriate steps to assess each applicant's potential and make a professional judgement about their ability to complete the programme of study successfully and achieve the qualification. This will include ensuring that applicants have appropriate information and advice about the qualification and that the qualification will meet their needs.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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