Access to Higher Education Diploma - Business

29113W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 12/09/2022
Time/Day | VARIOUS

Is this course for me?

Access to HE Diplomas are well established, national qualifications which allow students without traditional Level 3 qualifications to apply for degree courses and enter university. The Business and Management route is for those who wish to progress on to degrees which will lead to careers in business and management. It is recommended that you research your preferred career pathway very carefully before starting your Level 3 studies.

What will I study?

The Access to HE Diploma in Business and Management covers units drawn from a range of topics including: Introduction to Marketing, Business Ethics, Economic Models & Concepts, Business Finance Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Employment Law as well as core Study Skills.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year. Three days per week

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need GCSE English C/4+ and GCSE Maths C/4+. If you do not have the required GCSE maths but do have functional skills level 2 or level 3 key skills can be accepted along with the successful completion of a short assessment.

What can I progress onto?

You can progress onto university to study a degree course in Business related subjects

Other Information

If you are 19+ you will be eligible to apply for An Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your course fees.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£2910.00 Yes Yes

Exam Fee

£112.00

Marketing and Sales Directors

Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

4.3%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£28,791
Entry
£83,708
Median
£161,319
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.

Knowledge

Sales and Marketing Customer and Personal Service English Language Administration and Management Personnel and Human Resources Education and Training Mathematics Psychology Communications and Media Economics and Accounting

Skills

Speaking Active Listening Critical Thinking Writing Monitoring Reading Comprehension Active Learning Learning Strategies
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Advertising and Public Relations Directors

Advertising and public relations directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the advertising, public relations and public information activities of an organisation.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

8.25%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£23,864
Entry
£64,500
Median
£140,087
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Education and Training Sales and Marketing English Language Clerical Production and Processing Computers and Electronics Administration and Management Mathematics Economics and Accounting Communications and Media Design Law and Government Fine Arts Foreign Language

Skills

Monitoring Writing Active Listening Speaking Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Active Learning Mathematics
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Business, Research and Administrative Professionals n.e.c.

Workers in this unit group advise on the formulation and implementation of policy in the public and private sectors, develop and implement substantial business, statistical and administrative systems, and perform a variety of functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 242: Business, research and administrative professionals.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

1.69%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£27,903
Entry
£49,594
Median
£88,495
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.
  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner.
  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy.
  • Controls and administers budgets.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports.
  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.
  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.
  • Coordinates the organisation.
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Managers and Directors in Retail and Wholesale

Retail and wholesale managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations of major retail and wholesale establishments in order to maximise business performance and meet financial goals.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

1.79%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£16,642
Entry
£31,315
Median
£59,939
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Sales and Marketing Administration and Management Mathematics English Language Personnel and Human Resources Education and Training

Skills

Monitoring Speaking Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Active Listening Writing Learning Strategies Active Learning Mathematics
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