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Welcome to Business

Business is undoubtedly one of the largest and most important sectors in the world, and includes management, finance, law and marketing.

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 around the world.

As a business student at The Sheffield College, you will be able to join our Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business and Enterprise Academy and learn more about risk-taking, finances, planning, media and marketing from some of Sheffield's most successful and well-known employers.


“I chose The Sheffield College because I found it is the best college in South Yorkshire for me. I achieved grades D*D* and I am just about to start my university level course at The Sheffield College.”

Khaled Al Ameri, former Business student

Which programme 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 Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Employer Skills Academy or head straight into an Apprenticeship, we're sure to have something that suits you and your learning style. 

Trips, Visits and 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 Sheffield's finest businesses or participating in a guest lecture with a local entrepreneur, we know that getting that first hand experience is 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 into a project that mirrors a scenario faced by a real business. 

Join the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Employer Skills 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 Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Employer Skills 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 our Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Lecture Theatre
  • taking part in seminars and workshops with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce members
  • working on live project briefs set by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce members so that you can see how business models and strategies work in the real world
  • opportunities to visit the offices of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce members 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


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!

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. 

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

Spotlight on...

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?

Location: City or Hillsborough Campus

  • Mode of study: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Qualification: BTEC
  • Start date: September 2021

University level courses

Looking to continue your business studies up to degree level? Our career-focused courses are just what you're looking for! Click on the links below to find out more:

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.

Example careers

Ever wondered how much an accountant is South Yorkshire earns? Or what skills you need to become a developer?

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What Courses are available

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