At Riverside College, Business Studies comes to life! Our aim is to equip you with the widest range of up to date business skills that will launch your career in this cutting edge professional environment.
Our provision specialises in a range of business subjects covering retail, marketing, finance, travel and enterprise. Whether you want to enter employment, progress to higher education or start your own business we will ensure that you are prepared for success in the modern business world.
Growth Area: Professional and Business Services
Since 2009 this sector has seen an increase of over 21% in employment. The Professional and Business Services sector is the second largest employer in the Liverpool City Region and is a key growth area.
Courses available in Business and Retail
Below is a full list of Business courses available at Riverside College. Please refer to the entry
requirements further down the page to help identify which level is right for you.
|1||BTEC Diploma||Business & IT|
|2||Technical Certificate||Business & Employability|
|2||BTEC Extended Certificate||Business & Retail|
|3||BTEC Extended Diploma||Business|
- Retail Management / Buying
- Retail Manager
- Personal Assistant
- Systems Analyst
- Events Co-ordinator
- Office Manager
- Financial Adviser
- Marketing Assistant
- Human Resources
Once you have made an application to the college you will be invited in for an interview with the admissions team who will help to identify the right course, at the right level to meet your goals and aspirations.
- Guest speakers including Stephen Hester, CEO of RSA Insurance Group
- Work placements with large employers including Marks and Spencer, Bentley Motors, Evolution
- Trips to high profile employers including Jaguar Land Rover and Chester Zoo
- International trips including New York and Paris
- Entrepreneur Academy which will equip you with an achievable business plan to start your own business by the end of your course
A minimum of five 9-4 GCSE subject grades, including English Language and Maths.
A minimum of four 9-3 GCSE subject grades, including English Language.
A minimum of four 9-2 GCSE subject grades, including English Language.
What could these courses lead on to?
At Riverside College you can progress through the levels from entry to level 3 and beyond. By achieving qualifications in business you will be able to start your career in a wide range of fields such as accounting, marketing, human resources, management, teaching, events and retail management or even start your own business. For business students the career options are endless.
Following the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma you can progress to some of the very best universities in the UK. You can study business on its own or combine it with law, economics, accounting, maths, travel and tourism, marketing, human resources or a language.