Business Courses in Hertfordshire

Business is the beating heart of the economy and underpins all employment sectors. Our business courses are designed and sequenced in a way to ensure you are provided with the opportunity to progress and develop your subject knowledge and understanding of this vital subject area. Open evening


Why study Business at Oaklands College

Successful completion of a course in Business  will open the door to a wealth of opportunities and will equip you with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to make progress into your chosen career or onto University.

Our courses are delivered by experienced staff who have worked in a wide range of relevant areas and they draw upon this experience to ensure that the curriculum is engaging, relevant and contextualised.

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    TRIPS & TALKS - Previous trips have included visits to the Birmingham Careers Fair, St Albans Law Courts and The Business Startup Show at ExCel London. We also arrange talks from industry professionals with in-depth knowledge of their sector such as Katia Torres, CEO of Mexgrocer or Steve Jack, CEO of GemCable.

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    CHALLENGES & COMPETITIONS - We encourage additional activities to help you gain confidence and acquire new skills such as participation in the annual Innovation Award Challenge or in recent years, Oaklands Business students have had the opportunity to test their entrepreneurial skills as part of the annual Dragon’s Apprentice competition. 

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    DEVELOP SKILLS - our Business courses provide lectures, online support, workshops, case studies and activities to develop your knowledge and communication skills.

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    PROGRESSION - Excellent progression routes into Higher Education through our L4 Partnership with University of Hertfordshire.

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    LOCAL & REGIONAL LINKS - We have links with some of the region’s most exciting businesses as well as being within easy reach of London and the wealth of business opportunities that one of the world’s busiest and most wealthy cities offers.

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    WORK EXPERIENCE - Great work experience opportunities to increase your job prospects

Opportunities in Business

This course is designed to enable your progression onto higher education. With further study, possible future career options open to you include

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BTEC Level 3 Business Studies

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L4 Business Administration Apprenticeship

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National Diploma in Business

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has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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