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Business, Accounting and IT

Our dynamic Business, Accounting and IT courses are designed to develop your knowledge and skills and help you to apply your understanding and make a difference in industry.

The Business and Accounting courses on offer will introduce you to areas in Law, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more. These are a few of the subjects you will learn about which are among the largest employment sectors in the South East.

The IT courses explore the online world, digital technology systems, website development and programming and much more.

Our involvement in Enterprise projects over the years has ensured that students on our courses have access to current business professionals, global companies and extended periods of work.


Your studies will include:

  • High quality work placements
  • One to one mentoring with professional support
  • Participation in employer-led seminars
  • Workplace visits to business and commercial centres
  • Practice interviews
  • Work shadowing
  • Conferences and exhibitions
  • Visits to Higher Education providers

Please note:

  • There will be a cost for trips and possibly other relevant items relating to your course
  • Financial help is available, please contact Client Services on 020 8651 1131 for more details

Business – Level 2 First Extended Certificate

1 Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 1 Diploma (Merit) and GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) in English and Maths
Assessment: Coursework and computer based exams (externally set). Two of the units will be externally assessed.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This exciting course will help develop your knowledge and practical skills within business settings, providing you with stepping stones for entry to employment or further study. You will also complete a mandatory work experience placement in a retail setting.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Finance for business
  • Promoting a brand
  • Sales and personal selling in business
  • Providing business support
  • Recruitment, selection and employment
  • Principles of customer service
  • Business enterprise

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Business Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Careers in Sales, Finance, Human Resources or Marketing

Business Management/Marketing/Law – Level 3 Extended Diploma

2 Years / 168 UCAS points (Grade D*D*D*)
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Merit/ Distinction and GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths
Assessment: Coursework and (externally set) controlled assessments and external exams.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This course will give you practical experience in business. Your work experience is carried out in a business setting. It will develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to provide a sound, basic business education.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Exploring business
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Personal and business finance
  • Managing an event
  • International business
  • Principles of management
  • Employment law
  • Business decision making

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate university courses
  • Higher Apprenticeship in industry
  • A range of employment opportunities

AAT Accounting – Level 2

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1 Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths
Assessment: Computer based exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This qualification will give you experience of a wide range of financial skills and knowledge. You will develop important skills needed by employers and it will provide stepping stones for entry to employment or self-employment. You will take part in work experience or a work based project during non-college days.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Bookkeeping and payroll
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system
  • Working effectively
  • Computerised accounting
  • Basic costing
  • Business communications
  • Introduction to company and business law

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • AAT Accounting Level 3
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Careers include Accounts Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Sales Ledger Clerk, Trainee Accounts Technician

AAT Accounting – Level 3

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1 Year / 56 UCAS Points (Grade D)
Entry Requirements: AAT Accounting & Business Level 2 or equivalent; 5 GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths
Assessment: Computer based exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This is an internationally recognised qualification based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge. You will develop important skills needed by employers and it will provide stepping stones for entry to employment or self-employment. You will take part in work experience or a work based project during non-college days.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Final Accounts preparation and Final Accounts for Sole Traders and Partnerships
  • Indirect tax management accountancy and costing
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Spreadsheets software (MS Excel)

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • AAT Accounting Level 4
  • Continue studies with a chartered accountancy body
  • Become AATQB (Qualified Bookkeeper status) and licensed to perform company books
  • Careers include Assistant Accountant, Bookkeeper, Credit Controller, Finance Assistant; or run your own business.

Information Technology – Level 2 Extended Certificate

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1 Year 
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 1 Diploma/Extended Diploma and GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) in English and Maths
Assessment: Coursework and computer based exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This is a practical, work-related course which develops the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to provide a sound, basic IT education.

This qualification offers you experience of basic programming skills for software development: practical experience in developing; creativity in graphics, apps and web design.

You will also do work experience which is directly related to your course.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • The online world
  • Technology systems
  • A digital portfolio
  • Mobile apps development
  • Website development
  • Creating digital graphics

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • IT Level 3 Extended Diploma and other IT related Diplomas
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • A junior role in the IT sector

Information Technology – Level 3 Extended Diploma

2 Years / 168 UCAS points (Grade D*D*D*)
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate/BTEC
Level 2 Diploma Merit/Distinction and GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths
Assessment: Coursework and computer based exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This is a practical, work-related course which develops the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to provide a sound, basic IT education.

You will also do work experience which is directly related to your course.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Information technology systems
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in business
  • Programming
  • It project management
  • Cyber security and incident management
  • It service delivery
  • Mobile apps development
  • Website development

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Degree courses in IT related areas
  • Higher Apprenticeship
  • Employment – A wide range of specialist IT jobs are possible

Legal Secretaries – Level 2 Diploma (CILEx)*

1 Year)
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 1 Diploma Merit/Distinction and GCSE
grade 9-3 (A*-D) in English and Maths. It is however, desirable to have GCSE grade 4 (C) in English Language.
Assessment: A series of assignments and externally set proofreading test

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This course is ideal for anyone considering specialising in secretarial or administrative support in the legal and business environment.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Legal text processing
  • Working in the legal environment
  • Proofreading in the legal environment
  • Legal audio processing
  • The legal environment

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • CILEx Level 3 Certificate/Diploma for Legal Secretaries
  • A paralegal Apprenticeship
  • Employment as a paralegal or legal assistant

*Awaiting accreditation approval


ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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