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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 2 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Jumpstart Your Business Career with T Level Foundation: Business
Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of business? Our T Level Foundation: Business is made just for students like you.

This course gives you a strong foundation in the key business skills needed in many different jobs. It’s perfect if you’re ambitious and ready to take on the business world.

In this course, you'll explore ten important areas of business, including:
Business culture and responsibilities
Customer service
Problem-solving
Effective communication
Each topic combines theory with practical skills, making you ready for real-world business situations.

On this course, you will learn to:

Find creative solutions to business problems
Improve your performance
Adapt to changes in the business world
Teamworking skills
Handle real business challenges and create strategies that work

Whether you want to start working right after the course, launch your own business, or continue studying business, this qualification will help you stand out. It's not just about earning a diploma; it's about preparing you for a successful career in business.

Turn your interest in business into a successful career with the knowledge, skills, and confidence you'll gain here. Your future in business starts now!

You will need 3 GCSEs at grade 4 - 9, ideally including Maths or English.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire Additional costs to cover external trips and visits

Get Ready for a Business Career with Hands-On Learning
This program is perfect for students who want to dive into the business world. You will enjoy a mix of interactive classroom lessons and practical, hands-on experience, making learning both fun and effective.

How You'll Learn:
Interactive Classes: Engage in lively classroom activities.
Hands-On Experience: Work on real business projects to apply what you learn.

How You'll Be Assessed:
Assessments are based on actual business problems.
Internal and External Assessments: Your work will be evaluated by your teachers and external experts to ensure high standards.

What You'll Achieve:
Create a portfolio of your best work to show your skills and readiness for the business world by learning to use your knowledge effectively in different business situations.
This program not only helps you understand business concepts but also prepares you to succeed in your future career. Get ready to show what you can do and stand out in the professional business world!

Having a good understanding of GCSE maths and English is important for this program.
English Skills:
Effective communication helps you communicate clearly, both in writing and speaking, which is essential in any business setting.

Maths Skills:
Analytical thinking helps you solve problems and handle numbers, which you will need for things like financial calculations and making logical decisions. You will have real world maths built into your business lessons.

These subjects are the building blocks of your business education. They will help you express your ideas clearly and work with numbers confidently, setting you up for success in both your studies and future career in business.

Get Real-World Experience with Hands-On Placements
Take your learning to the next level with hands-on placement opportunities that connect what you learn in class to real business situations.

You will have 20 hours work placement in an area of business which interests you or experience a variety of different elements of business.

These placements will give you valuable experience and connections, making you ready for the job market as soon as you finish the course.

Our program has strong connections with many businesses, local and national, across different industries. With these partnerships you will gain up to date skills which employers need. By researching different businesses, you can find exactly where your interests are and take responsibility for your placement area.

We will have guest lectures from business professionals from different sectors.

Work placements will let you embed the skills you have learned in the classroom in the business which you have your placement in.

Prepare to dive into a complete learning experience that will shape you into a business professional.

You will study a one-year, full time course and participate in work placements. Participating in detailed lessons that cover all the elements of business.

You will have time for independent study to complete assignments and revision.

In addition to your main programme you will study maths and/or English.

This time and effort are your path to a successful career in business. You will gain the skills and confidence you need to stand out in the competitive business world.

Monday to Friday, including main programme; maths and/or English; Self, Society and Skills, tutorial and work placement.

Discover Business Basics and Build a Strong Career Foundation
You will gain the skills and experience to shape the future of different industries. You will learn the basics of business and develop important skills like problem-solving, effective communication, and project management by tackling challenges and finding solutions in real world scenarios.

You will gain versatile skills that open up career options and opportunities for further studies or in the workplace.

Our Foundation in Business offers a range of modules to help you succeed in the business world.
• Business Culture and Responsibilities:
Understand business ethics and workplace culture.
Learn your role in different business operations.

• Deliver Customer Service in a Business Environment:
Master customer engagement and satisfaction.
Develop skills to manage customer relationships.

• Produce Documents in a Business Environment:
Create clear and accurate business documents.

• Solve Problems in a Business Environment:
Improve your problem-solving skills with systematic approaches.

• Work with Others in a Business Environment:
Strengthen teamwork skills and learn to collaborate effectively.

• Communicate in a Business Environment:
Refine your verbal and written communication for professional settings.

• Contribute to Running a Project:
Learn project management basics, from planning to execution and review.

• Innovation in a Business Environment:
Explore innovative thinking and manage changes for business growth.

• Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment:
Develop self-management skills to boost your productivity.

• Respond to Change in a Business Environment:
Adapt to changing business scenarios with resilience and flexibility.

These modules will give you a well-rounded education in business, preparing you for various roles and challenges in the business world.

What’s next?

When you finish this program, you’ll have lots of options! You can choose to continue studying or start working right away.

Further Studies:
Level 3 T Level in Management and Administration: Take your skills to the next level with an advanced business course which will build on the foundation of this course.

Start your career in jobs like administrative support, customer service representative, sales assistant or an apprenticeship. This course prepares you for many different industries, so you can build a successful career in the business world. The possibilities are endless!

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