Faculty of Business
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.
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.
Level One - assessed by course work.
Level Two - assessed by course work and external exams.
Level Three - assessed by course work and external exams.
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.
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.
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:
Completion of the level 3 course, can lead to employed positions such as:
Completion of Level 5 apprenticeship can lead to promotion within your organisation/industry or new job opportunities as:
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
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You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
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 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 email@example.com
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Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Traineeship