Practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business. You will look in depth at finance, human resources, marketing and e-business. You will have opportunities to devise your own business plan and run your own business activities and events. You will choose a career pathway: enterprise, accounting or law.

During the course you will develop your group work, IT and presentation skills. The units you will study include elements of accounting, marketing, human resource management and website design. You will have a Personal Coach who supports and guides you through the course. You will meet with your coach for group meetings and for personal one to one meetings on a regular basis.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. All students at FES have a work preparation course as part of their full time programme.

Students are encouraged to organise their own work experience, set up an in-house business or work with their Personal Coach to secure a placement at one of our employer partners. Students have the unique opportunity to work alongside our partners, gaining valuable experience and receiving training with interviews for future work placements.

Students will gain an in depth understanding of the operations and structures of businesses and be equipped with the skills required to succeed in employment or at university.

Units include:

  • Enterprise in the Business World

  • Finance for Business

  • Promoting a Brand

Progression:

  • BTEC extended diploma in Business

  • Higher education courses in Business, Commerce or Management

Careers:

  • Marketing

  • Administration

  • Customer services