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What will I study?

Level 1 Introduction to Business/Business Enterprise and Administration.  Duration: One Year

At Level 1 you will be introduced to how businesses work, topics such as running your own events, presentation and communicating skills. You will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience.  

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise/Business Administration.  Duration One Year

At Level 2 you will be introduced to Enterprise in Business and Administration and topics such as planning and pitching for a business idea, promoting and financing an enterprise idea, understanding administrative services. You will learn practical skills such as using the telephone and office equipment, team working, presentation and communication skills. You will have the opportunity to practise the skills you have gained on work experience.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. Duration: Two Years 

At Level 3 you will study business operations and structures, Finance, Marketing, Law and Human Resources. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience and be part of our Academies. You will have a business mentor who will help you develop your employability skills along with the opportunity to secure a summer internship at large organisations such as the television company ITV and NHS.

You will attend and contribute to a series of employment workshops which will help to enhance your presentation, confidence and communication skills. Work experience employers include First Choice Homes, Trade Chess, Radial, Innovation Technology, Oldham Coliseum, GMPLN, Job Centre and Kapita. 

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration       Duration: 13 months

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration           Duration: 15-18 months

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard Customer Service Practitioner      Duration: 13 months

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Standard Team Leader/Supervisor   Duration: 24 months

Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Operations Manager        Duration: 24 months

These qualifications build foundations of administrative/customer service and management practices for apprentices. Apprentices will gain skills and knowledge in a variety of administrative/management duties. At all levels apprentices will undertake a variety of units within the qualification some theory based however the majority will be competency based.

At level 2 some of these units will include: communication in a business environment, principals of providing administrative services, understanding employer organisations and developing working relationships with colleague to name a few.

At level 3 units include: manage personal and professional development, principals of business, principals of administration, principles of business communication and information managing and delivering presentations to name a few.

This level reflects the skills and knowledge required of those in an administrative role with accountability.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however an initial assessment will take place to ensure the apprentice is capable of reaching the required standards.

At Level 5 apprentices will be expected to create and deliver operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, coaching and mentoring.

At this level entry requirement are: apprentices must have occupational competence and a minimum of GCSE grade C in maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

Level One  -  assessed by course work.

Level Two - assessed by course work and external exams.

Level Three - assessed by course work and external exams.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

These qualifications are delivered both on and off the job.  Apprentices spend 4 days per week in the workplace and 1 day per week at College.

At both levels apprentices will be holistically assessed in the work via a variety of methods in including observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts, product evidence and question and answer. Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

At College apprentices will be taught theory which is then tested via a number of online exams. At level 2 and 3 there are 3 mandatory exams to be passed. These exams are multiple choice and cover topics of communication, business operations and administrative practises.

Level 5 higher apprenticeship delivery is on and off the job with 4 days in the workplace and 1 day per week in College. Management theory/knowledge will be delivered in the classroom which will then be tested via exam board assignments. In the workplace, assessment will be completed on-going -holistically- by an industry specialist with current up to date knowledge, through a variety of professional discussions, product evidence, assignments and reflective accounts.

What will this lead to?

Level 1 progression opportunities are to level 2 in Business Enterprise/ Business Admin.

Level 2 progression opportunities are to the level 3 in Business, an apprenticeship in Business Admin and employment.

Level 3 progression opportunities are to university (Business Management with pathways in HR, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Enterprise), an apprenticeship and employment or starting your own business.

Job opportunities are in the varied Financial Services sector and administration.

Job opportunities are in the varied financial services sector and administration. 

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Apprentices will gain a range of skills, which will help them build a career path and on completion of the level apprenticeship course they may progress to a level 3 course.

Completion of the level 2 course, can lead to  employed positions such as:

  • Data entry clerk
  • Office junior
  • Administration assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Customer Services adviser

Completion of the level 3 course, can lead to employed positions such as:

  • Administration officer / executive
  • Administration team leader / office supervisor
  • Personal assistant
  • Secretary
  • Team Leader

Completion of Level 5 apprenticeship can lead to promotion within your organisation/industry or new job opportunities as:

  • Department manager
  • Divisional manager
  • Operations manager
  • Regional manager
  • Area Manager

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Business

Faculty: Business

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Traineeship

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