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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 L1 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

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

This is a full time course and you will study for 16 hours a week.

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

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

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

Apprenticeships in Business Administration

Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship in Business & Administration

This course is for anyone currently working in the field of administration whose role involves carrying out administrative duties with a high degree of autonomy and personal responsibility.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Durationnk nk
  • HWork-Based

Business and Administration plays a vital role in organisations by handling day-to-day tasks and making sure the office runs smoothly. Administrators require a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail because their roles may involve organising people and resources, acting as personal assistants, secretaries, administration assistants, data entry clerks and office juniors. At Level 2, the Business Administration Apprentice may be responsible for typing up documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, daily postal procedures, photocopying confidential documents, information communication and technology skills. The Apprenticeship programme allows you to learn the key skills required to succeed in this role and lets you put those skills into practice in a real working environment.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Durationnk nk
  • SSt Albans Campus

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

You will develop an understanding of how to manage different events within different areas, such as sports, tourism, arts and theatre. You will examine the importance of incorporating health, safety and security issues into event planning and design as well as identifying potential risks and proposed solutions. You will also look at the importance of event management within society and analyse the political, economic and environmental costs and benefits of events. View course

 

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