The aim of this course is to support and develop your career in the areas of Business and Management. The course explores each of these strands progressively whilst maintaining a holistic view of business within various contexts.
The Business strand introduces you initially to the scope and functions of business and gradually develops your understanding of the internal and external environment in which businesses operate. The Management strand takes basic management concepts and theories to a contemporary and practical level and integrates organisational behaviour aspects with management and decision making.
On this course, you will explore business and management issues and problems that are set in realisitc contexts which allows theory to be looked at through interesting and challenging situations marrying critical enquiry with practical insights.
You will benefit from university level teaching with tutors who will ensure that you get the help and support you need to get the most from your studies and you will put theory into practice by using your current role at work to reflect upon the module content and to fulfil some of the assessment criteria.
A college assessor will be assigned to support your portfolio, triangulating the elements studied at college, embedding and supporting End Point Assessment (EPA) requirements and supporting the identification of additional evidence within the work place.
Within your first year, you are introduced to areas including criticality and academic writing in addition to developing a portfolio to support your professional development. In the second year, you will focus on research skills and developing your skills of enquiry in preparation for your final year Work Based Project.
Year 1 modules include:
- Introduction to Marketing
- Business and Management Concepts
- Digital Information for Business
- Personal Development
- Managing Business Operations
- Accounting for Business
- Internal and External Customer Communications
Year 2 modules include:
- Managing Work Performance
- Project Management
- Business Project
- Strategic Management
- Business and Finance
- Developing Management Capabilities
- Human Resource Management
Year 3 modules include:
- Managing Quality and Risk
- Managing Marketing Activities
- Developing Self and Others
- Work Based Project
- Strategic Futures, Insight and Design
- Leading and Managing Change
Throughout the apprenticeship, you will collect ‘show case’ work place evidence to build your portfolio at each level before accessing your End Point Assessment in year 4.