Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September
What is this course about?
This course has been designed to appeal to those who wish to finally work in an office environment. It is organised to be more hands on and allows you to build knowledge, master skills and then apply in practise. This is a one-year programme of study designed for those who eventually want to start a career in business and professional administration. It is an ideal qualification for learners who are intending to progress directly to employment in an administrative role or to a business administration apprenticeship.
Why choose this course?
This course allows you develop transferrable workplace skills such as good communication and the ability to work in a team, which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression once you enter the workplace. You will gain the skills and behaviours needed for sustainable employment and the majority of students from this course progress into local businesses and apprenticeships
During this course you will:
- Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way eg students learn how to chair meetings, run interviews and organise diaries and events
- Follow a programme of study that enables progression to either a BTEC Level 2 First or employment/apprenticeship
- Develop key skills that are highly valued by employers and training providers
- Gain confidence by developing independent learning skills
What will I learn on this course?
You will study a variety of units which have included business administrative environment (which is an on-line Assessment) providing administrative services and support, business technology and processing and communicating information. In addition, you will develop transferrable technical and practical skills in communication, decision making, self-management, problem solving and managing information. You will improve your numeracy and literacy which will be invaluable in supporting progression in other areas so that you are in a position to either progress to another Level 2 course in your chosen discipline or go onto employment/apprenticeships
4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 3 including English Language and Maths.
What will this course lead on to?
On completion of this course, you can progress to the Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in IT or business or enter employment within a business office environment in a wide variety of organisations. You may also choose an apprenticeship in IT, Business or Office Administration.
How will I be assessed?
By observation of presentations, role plays, written assignments and an online assessment
This course has in-built work experience to enable you to strengthen your CV. Every year there are a variety of employers locally who input into the course and interact with students either via workplace visits or come into college as guest speakers. There are industry weeks and interview assessment days to help you hone your skills. Trips to employers within the North West are also organised and these include Trafford Centre, Ikea and visits to Business Fairs in Widnes and Liverpool.
Are there any costs associated with the course?
Students are expected to be organised and arrive at class with basic file, paper and stationery. Trips and visits incur additional costs depending on destination; however, there are bursaries also available depending on eligibility.
All lessons take place in classrooms that are fully equipped with PCs and students can access course materials electronically from home via a PC.
What the Business students at Riverside College say?
“The work we are doing on preparation for interviews has made me feel much more confident now when applying for jobs.”
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes