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Business Courses in Hertfordshire

Our Business courses will help you get on the ladder for a career in the world of commerce.

Working in today’s business environment, and being able to adapt to the changing world, requires you to have a wide range of skills so if you are considering a career in business or the world of commerce then look no further.

How our business students benefit?

  • Attend trips where you can learn more about the sector you’re interested in
  • Pick up tips from professionals with in depth business knowledge such as Katia Torres, CEO of Mexgrocer or Steve Jack, CEO of GemCable.
  • Additional activities to help you gain confidence and acquire new skills such as participation in the annual Innovation Award challenge

In recent years, Oaklands Business students have had the opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills as part of the annual Dragon’s Apprentice competition. The competition, open to local schools and colleges, gives teams £100 seed money with the challenge of turning it into £1000 for a nominated charity. Local businesses provide coaching and mentoring.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business

Within this course you will also focus on your own personal development, employment and social skills.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business

This course is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification, appropriate for careers in a range of sectors, including administration, retail and banking. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that are necessary to prepare for employment and higher level courses.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business

This course is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification, appropriate for careers in a range of sectors, including administration, retail and banking. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that are necessary to prepare for employment and higher level courses.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus

BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business

Choosing to study a business qualification is a great decision as it means that you'll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip you for starting a career in a wide range of industries such as Accountancy, Advertising, Banking, Fashion, Finance, Human Resources and Law. Additionally, you can also choose to move along a career path that may lead you to become a Stockbroker or to start your own business. Many of the essential business practices you will learn underpin every job you may have in the future from starting your own business to running a multi-national organisation.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus

BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business

Choosing to study a business qualification is a great decision as it means that you'll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that will equip you for starting a career in a wide range of industries such as Accountancy, Advertising, Banking, Fashion, Finance, Human Resources and Law. Additionally, you can also choose to move along a career path that may lead you to become a Stockbroker or to start your own business. Many of the essential business practices you will learn underpin every job you may have in the future from starting your own business to running a multi-national organisation.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

This course will give you an all-round holistic and practical way of learning through the development of your own business.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Business and Event Management

This course is designed to give you an insight into business and the process of planning and coordinating events.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration2YR 2 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • SSt Albans Campus

Apprenticeships in Business Administration

Foundation Degrees

This is a nationally-recognised degree qualification in its own right, and can also lead onto the final year of an Honours Degree programme. At Oaklands College we deliver foundation degrees validated by University of Hertfordshire.

While studying towards a foundation degree you will have access to a wide range of services and facilities at Oaklands College as well as having access to facilities at the University of Hertfordshire, including:

  • Learning Resource Centre – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during term time
  • Sports Village – take advantage of excellent health, fitness and swimming facilities
  • StudyNet – a virtual learning environment providing online course materials
  • Students' Union – join a club, meet new people and enjoy a taste of university life

This two-year programme is designed to provide the essential skills, knowledge and understanding of business which will enable students to enter employment and/or progress to an honours top-up in Business disciplines. The programme offers an education in general business and management which puts emphasis on personal development and employability. View course

This two-year programme is designed to develop your understanding of the role and use of accounting within business and business decision making. You will cover accounting techniques and explore how to prepare financial statements for different types of business enterprise. Additionally, it will develop your understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; marketing and human resources. View course

This two-year programme is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to enter a career Law. Additionally, it will develop your understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; accounting, marketing and human resources. View course

You will study the principles of marketing and marketing communications as well as developing an strategic awareness of how marketers develop products and services to build a superior value proposition. You will also examine how decisions are made and how they impact the organisation. You will also be able to work on a work based learning project, giving you hands-on experience. View course