This course explores the world of business in detail and offers the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and understanding to make you highly employable in the commercial sector.

Across the two years, you will cover all core business functions including HR, communications, finance and marketing.

You will develop your own career plan and interview skills and discover the mechanisms of planning, setting up and running your own business. You will learn how to pitch to potential investors and market your ideas and yourself effectively.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in work placements, networking events with local employers, programmes for selling your ideas plus other business visits to enrich your programme of study and prepare you for a career in the commercial industry.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.