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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Code PLWL1BUS
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

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Course overview

The course is intended to provide you with the opportunity to develop transferable skills through core and sector units eg:

  • Communication
  • Working With Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Information
  • Self-management and Development.

These skills will be developed within the context of Business through practical and engaging delivery. The course is designed to allow you to develop knowledge and understanding which will support achievement and progression in Business. The development of study skills will allow you to work towards higher level skills and prepare you for the next stage of your educational journey or employment.

What you'll study

This course is extremely engaging and is divided into core and vocational/sector modules.

Modules focus upon transferable and employability skills eg:

  • Research
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Working With Others
  • Self-Development.

The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within the business sector to allow you to develop practical skills and creativity eg:

  • Communicating with Customers
  • Creating a Visual Display
  • Recording Income and Expenditure
  • Presenting a Business Idea
  • Contributing to Running an Event.

You will also study an award in personal social development (PSD).

  • This course is extremely engaging and is divided into core and vocational/sector modules.

    Modules focus upon transferable and employability skills eg:

    • Research
    • Planning
    • Time Management
    • Working With Others
    • Self-Development.

    The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within the business sector to allow you to develop practical skills and creativity eg:

    • Communicating with Customers
    • Creating a Visual Display
    • Recording Income and Expenditure
    • Presenting a Business Idea
    • Contributing to Running an Event.

    You will also study an award in personal social development (PSD).

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at a minimum of Grade 2 in English and Maths.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How to apply

Apply here 

For information about our student services, please click here.

Careers and skills

Next steps

Skills You Will Develop Communication Working with Others Problem Solving Managing Information Self-management and Self-development Research and Planning with a Business context Business Skills eg: recording income and expenditure, brand promotion, research of local businesses, presentation etc.

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Tuition fees

The course is intended to provide you with the opportunity to develop transferable skills through core and sector units such as communications, teamwork and problem solving.

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