Full-time, one year
This course is FULL on our Kilmarnock campus and you will now be applying for a waiting list. There are still spaces available in Ayr.
Good business and IT skills are needed in every type of industry and for all sizes of business – from small local firms to large multinationals, or public sector organisations such as the NHS and local councils. Our business courses give you the right skills and knowledge to prepare you for a wide range of exciting careers - they’re relevant, practical and bang up to date with what businesses are looking for from new employees.
This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to work successfully in business, along with a general understanding of how businesses operate - including HR, marketing, customer care, IT and finance.
If you’ve got aspirations for a career in business, then this course can help you on your way.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have previous employment, practical or life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
This course gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to work successfully in business, along with a general understanding of how businesses operate - including HR, marketing, customer care, IT and finance.
Firstly, you’ll look at managing people and organisations. You’ll explore management theories and learn about leadership and recruitment.
You’ll look at the important role of marketing, and learn about marketing practice, including pricing strategies, distribution channels and the promotional mix.
You’ll learn about economics issues and how they impact on the business environment.You’ll become highly proficient in IT, developing your skills and knowledge of software applications to an advanced level.
You’ll look at business communication, learning how to produce high quality business documents, and develop skills for performing effectively at meetings or presentations.
You’ll explore the critical role of good customer care, learning about meeting customer expectations, dealing with problems and aftercare.
On the financial side, you’ll develop skills in business accounting, including financial statements and cash budgets.
You’ll also look at law within business, including Scots Law, consumer legislation and law in employment.
Finally, you’ll have the chance to:
Some students may also have the opportunity to go on placement or secure part-time/summer work via our links with local employers.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Potential careers include:
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