A Level Extended Choices Health Related Careers

28438L1/P | Leigh College
Start Date | 06/09/2021
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Is this course for me?

A mixed programme of A Levels and a BTEC Level 3 qualification as an alternative route to university and degree apprenticeships for those who prefer a combination of coursework and exams.

What will I study?

Choose two A Levels from: Maths Chemistry Biology Sociology Psychology alongside the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

You will undertake external examinations and produce coursework.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 6 GCSEs graded 9 - 5. If you wish to study A Level Maths or Science you will need a grade 6 at GCSE.

What can I progress onto?

Successful students will be able to apply for a place at a Russell Group Universities studying health related degrees. There are many career prospects in nursing, physiotherapy, midwifery or radiology.

Other Information

You will have the opportunity to apply for a £2,000 scholarship. We work with employers to offer you valuable work experience. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/free-bus-pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
Yes No

Medical Practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

5.13%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£25,347
Entry
£59,493
Median
£159,827
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Knowledge

Medicine and Dentistry Psychology Therapy and Counselling Biology Customer and Personal Service English Language Education and Training Chemistry Mathematics Sociology and Anthropology Administration and Management Physics Personnel and Human Resources Law and Government Public Safety and Security Economics and Accounting

Skills

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

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

5.39%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£9,617
Entry
£34,230
Median
£51,225
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Knowledge

Psychology Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Medicine and Dentistry Education and Training English Language Biology Sociology and Anthropology Mathematics Public Safety and Security

Skills

Active Listening Speaking Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Monitoring Writing Active Learning Learning Strategies
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Social Workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

3.42%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£19,225
Entry
£38,530
Median
£60,670
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Participates in training and supervision.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.

Knowledge

Therapy and Counselling Psychology Customer and Personal Service Sociology and Anthropology English Language Education and Training Law and Government Clerical

Skills

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

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

6.02%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£11,899
Entry
£55,028
Median
£85,029
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Education and Training Psychology Medicine and Dentistry English Language Public Safety and Security Personnel and Human Resources Transportation Therapy and Counselling Law and Government Communications and Media

Skills

Active Listening Speaking Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Monitoring Writing Active Learning
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Medical and Dental Technicians

Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

Requirements: Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Opportunities

4.76%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£18,843
Entry
£31,129
Median
£50,914
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Engineering and Technology Medicine and Dentistry English Language Therapy and Counselling Psychology Mechanical Biology Production and Processing Design Education and Training Computers and Electronics Administration and Management Sales and Marketing Clerical Personnel and Human Resources Mathematics Physics Economics and Accounting Public Safety and Security

Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Learning Critical Thinking Active Listening Learning Strategies Speaking Monitoring Writing Science
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Nursing Auxiliaries and Assistants

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

5.3%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£5,350
Entry
£19,100
Median
£32,339
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Psychology Medicine and Dentistry English Language

Skills

Reading Comprehension Speaking Active Listening Critical Thinking Monitoring
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Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedics)

Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

6.46%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£11,582
Entry
£27,457
Median
£49,922
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Transportation English Language Public Safety and Security

Skills

Active Listening Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Learning Strategies Active Learning Speaking Monitoring Writing
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Houseparents and Residential Wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

5.82%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£6,368
Entry
£22,895
Median
£50,585
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Monitoring Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
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Care Workers and Home Carers

Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

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

Opportunities

3.93%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£4,333
Entry
£14,092
Median
£31,988
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service English Language

Skills

Active Listening Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Active Learning Writing Speaking
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Senior Care Workers

Senior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

3.77%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£8,121
Entry
£19,945
Median
£32,773
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Responds to emergencies and provides guidance and support to care workers.
  • Takes responsibility for the shift and for the service while on duty.
  • Routinely oversees and monitors care workers and home carers.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service English Language

Skills

Active Listening Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Active Learning Writing Speaking
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Financial Managers and Directors

Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

3.14%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£31,424
Entry
£82,806
Median
£210,273
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

Knowledge

Economics and Accounting Administration and Management English Language Mathematics Personnel and Human Resources Law and Government Education and Training Customer and Personal Service

Skills

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

6.01%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£38,799
Entry
£98,228
Median
£218,585
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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Purchasing Managers and Directors

Purchasing managers and directors (not retail) plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the purchasing functions of industrial, commercial, government organisations and public agencies to ensure cost-effectiveness.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

4.72%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£47,353
Entry
£63,802
Median
£193,821
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

Knowledge

Administration and Management Personnel and Human Resources Mathematics Production and Processing English Language Economics and Accounting Computers and Electronics Customer and Personal Service

Skills

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

3.23%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£34,787
Entry
£89,445
Median
£195,025
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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Human Resource Managers and Directors

Human resource managers and directors plan, organise and direct the personnel, training and industrial relations policies of organisations, advise on resource allocation and utilisation problems, measure the effectiveness of an organisation’s systems, methods and procedures and advise on, plan and implement procedures to improve utilisation of labour, equipment and materials.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

4.51%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£40,674
Entry
£62,778
Median
£194,294
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Determines staffing needs.

Knowledge

Personnel and Human Resources Education and Training Administration and Management Customer and Personal Service English Language Psychology Mathematics Law and Government

Skills

Active Listening Reading Comprehension Writing Speaking Monitoring Critical Thinking Active Learning Learning Strategies
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Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate information technology and telecommunications services within an organisation.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

7.45%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£20,723
Entry
£96,531
Median
£180,961
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation.
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects.
  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy.
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels.
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards.
  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation.

Knowledge

Computers and Electronics Customer and Personal Service Administration and Management English Language Telecommunications Production and Processing Personnel and Human Resources Economics and Accounting

Skills

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

3.16%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£16,382
Entry
£32,900
Median
£84,465
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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Chartered and Certified Accountants

Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

3.31%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£21,349
Entry
£43,163
Median
£97,571
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

Knowledge

Clerical Mathematics Economics and Accounting English Language Customer and Personal Service Computers and Electronics Law and Government Personnel and Human Resources

Skills

Monitoring Mathematics Active Listening Active Learning Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Reading Comprehension Speaking Writing
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Management Consultants and Business Analysts

Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.86%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£28,135
Entry
£49,965
Median
£90,226
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Runs workshops, and addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.
  • Advises governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings.
  • Determines the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyses and interprets information gained and formulates and implements recommendations and solutions.
  • Identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets.
  • Assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Clerical Computers and Electronics Personnel and Human Resources English Language Education and Training Administration and Management Sales and Marketing Economics and Accounting

Skills

Monitoring Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Active Learning Active Listening Writing Speaking Learning Strategies Mathematics Science
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Business and Financial Project Management Professionals

Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

4.19%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£34,253
Entry
£57,189
Median
£114,002
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.
  • Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards.
  • Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
  • Selects and leads a project team.
  • Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project.
  • Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed.
  • Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve.

Knowledge

Economics and Accounting Mathematics Administration and Management Clerical Customer and Personal Service English Language Computers and Electronics Personnel and Human Resources Law and Government

Skills

Reading Comprehension Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Listening Speaking Monitoring Writing Active Learning
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Actuaries, Economists and Statisticians

Jobholders in this unit group apply theoretical principles and practical techniques to assess risk and formulate probabilistic outcomes in order to inform economic and business policy, and to analyse and interpret data used to assist in the formulation of financial, business and economic policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

4.02%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£38,580
Entry
£61,856
Median
£97,571
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.
  • Provides economic or statistical advice to governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings.
  • Designs and manages surveys and uses statistical techniques in order to analyse and interpret the quantitative data collected.
  • Uses appropriate techniques and theoretical principles to determine an appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyse and interpret information gained and formulate recommendations on issues such as future trends, improved efficiency.
  • Uses a variety of techniques and theoretical principles to establish probability and risk in respect of e.g. life insurance or pensions.
  • Assesses the objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice.

Knowledge

Mathematics Computers and Electronics English Language Economics and Accounting Administration and Management Sales and Marketing Education and Training Law and Government

Skills

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

4.75%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£22,619
Entry
£49,065
Median
£90,337
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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Public Relations Professionals

Public relations professionals plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities that promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products or services to consumers, businesses, members of the public and other specified audiences.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.58%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£14,827
Entry
£33,984
Median
£99,979
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Develops and implements tools to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of public relations exercises.
  • Addresses individuals, clients and other target groups through meetings, presentations, the media and other events to enhance the public image of an organisation.
  • Writes, edits and arranges for the effective distribution of press releases, newsletters and other public relations material.
  • Discusses issues of business strategy, products, services and target client base with senior colleagues to identify public relations requirements.

Knowledge

Sales and Marketing Customer and Personal Service English Language Communications and Media Administration and Management Computers and Electronics Psychology

Skills

Writing Monitoring Speaking Active Learning Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Active Listening
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Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors

Advertising accounts managers and creative directors plan, design, organise and direct the advertising activities of an organisation.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.39%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£27,137
Entry
£48,675
Median
£102,243
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Arranges 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 in light of sales figures, surveys, etc..
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed, defines target group and assesses the suitability of various media.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Sales and Marketing Production and Processing English Language Computers and Electronics Administration and Management Communications and Media Design

Skills

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