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What will I study?

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise, Business Marketing or Business Administration

At Level 2 you will be introduced to Enterprise in Business, Marketing and Administration and topics such as planning and pitching for a business idea, promoting and financing an enterprise idea, understanding administrative services, and brand promotion and advertising.

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.

Your business mentor who will help you develop your employability skills along with the opportunity to secure a summer internship at large organisations, such as ITV and the 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 units 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.

Level 3 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, manage projects, lead and manage teams, manage change, demonstrate financial and resource management, and coaching and mentoring.

At this level, entry requirements are: occupational (workplace) competence and a minimum of GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

Levels 2 and 3 are both assessed by coursework and external exams.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

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

At both levels apprentices will be assessed throughout the apprenticeship in the workplace by a variety of methods, including observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts, product evidence and questions and answers.

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

At Level 5, apprenticeship delivery is on and off the job with four days in the workplace and one 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 throughout the course 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 2 progression opportunities are to the Level 3 in Business, an apprenticeship in Business Admin, or employment.

Level 3 progression opportunities are to university (to study 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.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Apprentices will gain a range of skills, which will help them to build a career path.

Completion of the Level 2 course can lead to jobs including:

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

Completion of the Level 3 course can lead to jobs including:

  • 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

T Levels

Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above.

T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.


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 5% charge with the government paying the remaining 95%. The 5% 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 5% charge with the government paying the remaining 95%. The 5% 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.

 

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Overview

Course: Business

Sector: Business

Attendance Options:
    Full Time     Apprenticeship

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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