Currently small businesses are the engine of the Welsh economy with over half of the jobs in Wales coming from business start-ups with less than ten people. Our full range of business courses will give you the skills and knowledge you need to build a career in business and be a part of this.

This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the business world with topics such as finance, management, marketing and international business.

This course is a recognised qualification by CMI, meaning you are eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) status.

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Modules include:

  • Exploring business
  • Personal and business finance
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Managing an event
  • Principles of management
  • Work experience
  • Recruitment and selection

Alongside this course, you will also study the Skills Challenge Certificate which is equivalent to an A level. You will also develop a number of essential skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including course work, controlled assessment and one external examination.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Merit at Level 2.

Upon successful completion of the first year, you will achieve a BTEC Extended Certificate. You will achieve the BTEC Diploma after successfully completing the second year.

After this course, students have progressed to a variety of higher education (HE) courses such as HND, Foundation Degree and BA (Hons). Others have entered the workplace with full-time employment and apprenticeships.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Modules include:

  • Exploring business
  • Personal and business finance
  • Developing a marketing campaign
  • Managing an event
  • Principles of management
  • Work experience
  • Recruitment and selection

Alongside this course, you will also study the Skills Challenge Certificate which is equivalent to an A level. You will also develop a number of essential skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including course work, controlled assessment and one external examination.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Merit at Level 2.

Upon successful completion of the first year, you will achieve a BTEC Extended Certificate. You will achieve the BTEC Diploma after successfully completing the second year.

After this course, students have progressed to a variety of higher education (HE) courses such as HND, Foundation Degree and BA (Hons). Others have entered the workplace with full-time employment and apprenticeships.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Cowbridge Road, Bridgend

This is one of our busier campuses and is located within walking distance of Bridgend town centre. It offers a wide range of courses from Childhood Studies and Fashion to Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Travel and Independent Living Skills.

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