Level 1 In Business/ICT
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including either English or Mathematics OR Entry Level qualification and Entry Level 3 in either English or Mathematics.
Start Date: September 2019
Length: 1 Year
Course Overview

This course provides an interesting and varied basic introduction to Business and Digital. It will help you to develop skills for progression onto higher level courses within this area as well as give you the wider skills such as study skills, which includes writing a CV, writing a cover letter to apply for a job, achieving success at an interview, applying for jobs, personal behaviour for success and personal presentation in the workplace.

Learning is through classroom based and practical workshop activities. Maths and English will be a core part of the qualification. There will also be various trips to Manchester airport and other local business for students to visit in order to get a better understanding on how businesses run using Digital systems. Guest speakers will deliver presentations in the classroom and answer questions that students may have.

What will I learn?

For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include: 

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal development plan
  • Personal behaviour for success and personal presentation in the workplace
  • Applying for jobs
  • Achieving success at an interview
  • Job opportunities in business administration
  • The fundamentals of ICT

 

 

How will the course be assessed?

Written assignments, exams and practical assessments. As part of the course you will also complete some work experience.

Materials and other information

Alongside all programmes, students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities from trips and visits, to enterprise activities and fundraising. You may also have the opportunity to complete work experience within your chosen career area.

WORK EXPERIENCE

As part of your study programme you will undertake relevant work experience linked to your career aspiration. This experience is designed to expand your skills, develop your CV and develop industry contacts. You will have support tin finding your placement through your tutors and our dedicated careers team.

Progression and Careers

Students can progress onto a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification depending on the outcome of GCSE Maths and English results. They may also consider an Apprenticeship within the sector.

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