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Explore our Business courses

Welcome to Business at The Sheffield College

Business is undoubtedly one of the largest and most important sectors in the world, so studying for a qualification in this hugely varied subject will give you a brilliant head start when it comes to pursuing a career in the world of business.You will find that its wide variety of occupations cut across every single industry giving you the opportunity to specialise your business skills for companies that interest you.

Whether you want to follow your entrepreneurial spirit and set up your own business, or you think you could make your mark working for an existing company, you'll still need to have a good grasp of business models and how the industry works. From management to business support and operations, and even law, businesses need a certain functionality. Finance and marketing teams, customer service and administration all underpins the success of any business. That might be working as head of marketing for a creative design agency, as a solicitor at a top city firm or a finance director at for a football club.

At The Sheffield College we have a range of study programmes to help you go further in the world of business. We cover all aspects of business with pathways in Accounting, Business Administration, Enterprise, Law, Marketing, or just straight Business. As part of your study programme we will help you to develop your learning through a number of work placements, masterclasses and enterprising events, and the design of our study programmes has had input from local employers so that the skills that you learn with us are exactly what’s required in the real world.

Which course is right for me?

Picking the right course is the first step in your business career! Whether you choose a full-time study programme and pick your own specialism, join our City Taxis Business, Sales & Marketing Academy or head straight into an Apprenticeship, we're sure to have something that suits you and your learning style. 

Just click on a button below to start exploring our business courses and Apprenticeships. 

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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business

Whilst we offer business courses from Level 1 all the way up to university level, why not take a minute to find out a bit more about our Level 2 Business study programme?

Check out the quick facts below and watch the video to see our FAQs about this course!

  • Location: City or Hillsborough Campus
  • Mode of study: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Qualification: BTEC
  • Start date: September 2020

 

Click here for full details

FAQ video for BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business
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Trips, Visits & Competitions

You can only learn so much about how a business works and what makes it successful from a textbook. To be really confident in your knowledge and abilities you'll need some practical experience. Luckily, all of our business programmes will allow you to do just that!

Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to engage directly with local businesses so that you can learn from their experience. Whether that's visiting the offices of City Taxis as part of the City Taxis Business, Sales & Marketing Academy, or participating in a guest lecture with a local entrepreneur, we know that getting that first hand experience us vital.

 

All of our full-time study programmes have a practical element, this might include working in a group to set up your own enterprise stall and selling your own items, or getting stuck in to a project that mirrors a scenario faced by a real business. Whatever it is, these "live" experiences will help you to fully contextualise and understand the theory you've been covering in the classroom.

Our business students frequently take part in competitions too - in the last few years we've had teams in the regional finals for Young Enterprise Students of the Year, and even won an AoC Yorkshire & Humber Student Enterprise award!

Join the City Taxis Business, Sales & Marketing Academy

Our Employer Skills Academies are a unique opportunity for ambitious students to engage with local employers and apply their academic knowledge to real-life business scenarios. 

The City Taxis Business, Sales & Marketing Academy allows students to engage directly with one of the biggest taxi firms in South Yorkshire and benefit from their business expertise. Members of the academy programme will benefit from:

  • Learning in a dedicated City Taxis branded classroom with top-class facilities and equipment
  • Taking part in seminars and workshops with City Taxis employees
  • Working on live project briefs set by City Taxis so that you can see how business models and strategies work in the real world
  • Opportunities to visit the City Taxis offices and see how they operate first-hand
  • Work placement opportunities that will enhance your knowledge and understanding of business, as well as looking great on your CV
  • A chance to get advice and guidance on how to make it in the industry from people who have set up and run a successful business

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Facilities

We know that having the right facilities can make all the difference to your learning, so we've invested heavily in getting you the equipment you'll need to run a successful business. 

No matter which campus you choose to study at, you'll have access to:

  • Microsoft Office packages so that you can hone your skills in keeping accounts using Excel, writing reports in Word or creating business proposals using PowerPoint
  • Computer suites
  • Laptops and Chromebooks available to hire out through the library so you can work remotely if you need to
  • Virtual learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Moodle so you can access your classwork wherever you are
  • Social spaces where you can complete your group projects, or even set up your own enterprise stall!

Click on a button below to explore our facilities through a virtual tour!

What can I do once I finish my studies?

At the end of the day, we all know that a qualification is just the first step on the road to landing your dream job and kick-starting your career, and we're determined to help you get to where you want to be. Studying business is a brilliant choice that can open doors to almost any career you can imagine! From launching your own start-up and being your own boss, to climbing the ranks in an internationally renowned company, no matter what job you've got your sights set on, our courses and Apprenticeships can help you to go further. 

Almost every job available encompasses some aspect of business, whether that's administrative tasks or getting to grips with basic marketing, so the career prospects for our business graduates are really strong, particularly within the local area:

  • 130,000 people work in the business industry in the Sheffield City Region
  • The average wage for this industry is £25,382 per year
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Careers advice to help you go further

Choosing a career path when you've only just left school can seem like a daunting prospect, but our Careers Advice Team are on hand to offer you the best impartial careers guidance going. 

They can help you to figure out the kind of jobs that you might enjoy based on your interests, skills and hobbies; or if you already have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do in the future they can give you some pointers on how to go further and land your dream job. You can talk to them whether you're still deciding on a course or even if you're about to make the jump from education into full-time work. 

Why not ask them a question on Twitter right now? Just send us your question using #AskCareersTSC