Business and Enterprise

If you’re looking to start your career sooner rather than later, qualifications in business are flexible and are considered valuable across many industries.

On this pathway, we focus on developing your employability; equipping you with the skills to become an effective team player in organisations ranging from small business start-ups to global corporations.

If you have an entrepreneurial flair, find out how you could turn your passion and ideas into a business reality. With our business and enterprise pathway, you will apply your learning to the real world, working on projects and assignments that challenge you, while developing the soft skills that employers are looking for.

As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to take part in employer-led student projects with local companies and organisations. Recent projects have included planning and delivering a fundraising programme for a local hospice, designing a new young persons’ travel scheme for a local bus company, and developing a brand strategy for a national charity.

By working with external organisations and employers, you will get a real flavour of the realities of working in business. You will hear from guest speakers on a range of areas and you will also take part in work experience throughout your programme, helping you build the skills and confidence to launch your career.

This is the ideal entry point into a rewarding career as an entrepreneur or roles in finance, HR or marketing.

Gain practical know-how and make connections on industry placements in your chosen sector two days per week throughout your programme.

There are around six million private businesses in the UK, more than 99% of which are small or medium-sized businesses. The number of businesses registered in the UK has increased on average by 3% per year over the past 20 years. With nearly 178,000 annual openings for new jobs, organisations are searching right now for skilled team members and decision-makers within a variety of different business functions.

There are significant employment opportunities in this sector, with the number of business-related roles across England forecast to rise by approximately 150,000 in the next seven years.

Industry partnerships

Grace, Business, Level 3 I always just wanted to get into a job and start earning. With business, I think you can get into a career quite quickly and start learning on the job and progressing in your career that way.
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