Access to Business, Administration and IT
Full time, one year
From 26 Aug 2019
Every type of business and organisation needs people with administration and IT skills to help it run efficiently. This ranges from small specialist firms to large national companies and government organisations like local councils or the NHS. There are also many different roles available, including administrative and supervisory management - so if you invest in some good admin and IT skills now, you could have a great future ahead!
If you’ve got aspirations for a career in business, administration or IT, then this course is a great place to start. Successful completion also includes a National Progression Award in Office Skills and Services.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
Firstly, you’ll develop your IT skills and knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, so you can efficiently carry out a whole range of IT tasks.
You’ll learn skills needed for the day to day running of an office. You’ll develop your ‘front of office’ skills.
On the business side, you’ll begin by learning how businesses work. You’ll look at the different ways they can be set up and explore some of the key areas involved in running a successful business.
You’ll learn about the importance of marketing and how to successfully market a new product or service. You’ll also discover what’s involved in organising an event, and will practice doing this while working within a team.
You’ll learn about event organisation: working as part of a team to produce a plan to organise an event, negotiating and agreeing responsibilities for organising the event, delivering and reviewing the event as part of a team.
In addition, you’ll look at preparing accounting statements and understanding management account concepts.
Along the way, you’ll practice preparing and making presentations. We’ll also help you develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team and creating a CV to get you noticed.
Finally, you’ll have the chance to:
Some students may also have the opportunity to:
In this course you will have built transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of: