Studying Business at Weston College
Business and management is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Bristol and Somerset. The skills you develop are all transferable and will assist in your future employability, even if you are unsure what career path you want to take, as a business-related qualification will open a wide range of careers across numerous sectors.
We offer over 40 courses at the Knightstone Campus - from Level 1 to degree-level. Our programmes cover a range of topics including management, finance, events management and enterprise, law, customer services, HR and general business, so you can gain knowledge and skills in all the areas you need to be successful.
Careers in Business
Here are just a few examples of job titles that have shown to be the most popular listings in the South West region within the last year.
- Production Manager or Director in Manufacturing
- Financial Manager or Director
- Human Resource Manager or Director
- Functional Manager or Director n.e.c.
- Manager or Director in Storage or Warehousing
- Manager or Director in Retail or Wholesale
- Manager or Proprietor in Agriculture or Horticulture
- And many more...
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are levering our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.
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Accounting, T Level Transition Programme
This programme will develop your accounting and finance knowledge while also engaging you with the many employment opportunities available in the sector. This is a work-related programme, and you will be set a number of projects that are based on realistic workplace situations. As part of this study programme, you will develop your maths and E...Click Here
Accounts/Finance Assistant, Apprenticeship
The Level 2 apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. You will spend 4 days a week with an employer and one day or two evenings a week at college to learn the theoretical elements of the role. You will undertake a number of qualifications including the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Account...Click Here
Business, Extended Certificate
This Level 2 Business programme will give you the chance to explore a number of topics within the business sector. The skills you gain will help you to decide the direction you want your career to take. You will work with real businesses to develop your skills and also gain employability and entrepreneurial skills by completing a number of en...Click Here
Customer Service Practitioner, Apprenticeship
You will spend most of your week working in a customer service role – providing a high-quality service in the workplace, digitally, or in the customers’ localities. You will also come to College occasionally to build on your work-based learning. This Level 2 Customer Service Apprenticeship covers a range topics, such as delivering reliabl...Click Here
Housing and Property Management Assistant
This apprenticeship has been developed to prepare an apprentice for a supporting operational role within the housing/property management sector. The core of the apprenticeship, however, has been established to provide occupational grounding in the sector. It has been developed to meet the needs of housing/property professionals within the pri...Click Here
Junior Estate Agent, Apprenticeship
This is a customer-facing role with responsibility for providing the administrative support needed to secure successful property sales. You may work in different areas of estate agency - for example, sales, auctioneering and commercial property. In all cases, you will be required to understand and comply with contractual, statutory and legal r...Click Here
Management and Administration, T Level Transition Programme
This programme will develop your management, business and administration knowledge while also engaging you with the many employment opportunities available in the sector. This is a work-related programme, and you will be set a number of projects that are based on realistic workplace situations. As part of this study programme, you will develop...Click Here
Recruitment Resourcer, Apprenticeship
A Recruitment Resourcer may be employed in any organisation that requires a recruitment function. Their role is to identify, attract and shortlist candidates for the recruitment process to fulfil the requirements of the business brief and provide resourcing support to the recruitment function. This apprenticeship will generally last between 13...Click Here
Accounting, T Level
Get ready to take the next step on your educational journey after your GCSEs, and the challenge of a new and exciting type of qualification! T Levels are the new ‘Gold Standard’ in technical qualifications and are designed to ensure that learners are more employable and enable learners studying this to progress into an Accounting role. A ...Click Here
Assistant Accountant, Apprenticeship
This Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience while you earn a wage. You will spend most of your week with your employer and attend College occasionally to learn the theoretical elements of the role. You will undertake a number of qualifications including the Association of Accounting Techni...Click Here
Business Administration, Apprenticeship
This Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship will enable you to learn practical skills on the job while earning a wage. You will spend most of the week with your employer learning about business administration as you work and come to College occasionally to learn the theoretical aspects of the role. The programme covers a number of uni...Click Here
Business, A Level
You will study business in a variety of contexts, such as large and small, local and global, and service and manufacturing businesses. You will learn about business, leadership, management and decision making, marketing, operations, finance and human resources. You will also analyse the strategic position of a business, as well as learning ho...Click Here
Business, BTEC Extended Diploma
This Level 3 Business programme will develop your business acumen and provide you with the skills required in a variety of roles in the sector. You will cover a range of topics, including marketing, starting up a small business, accounting, recruitment, selection, human resource management, business law, finance, management, events management...Click Here
Business, Management and Leadership, T Level
Get ready to take the next step on your educational journey after your GCSEs, and the challenge of a new and exciting type of qualification. T Levels are the new ‘Gold Standard’ in technical qualifications and are designed to ensure that learners are more employable. This T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a brand new two-year cou...Click Here
Customer Service Specialist, Apprenticeship
A customer service specialist provides direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types. You will be an advocate of customer service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints, and queries. You will often be an escalation point for complicated or ongoing customer prob...Click Here
Economics, A Level
You will look at decisions made by organisations and the government, and the impact they have on the economy. You will cover the following topics: exchange rates, unemployment, inflation, national debt, growth, worldwide markets, and energy pricing policies. You will widen your knowledge through the investigative nature of economics, which pr...Click Here
Housing and Property Management
The apprenticeship has been developed to prepare an entrant to an operational role within the housing/property management sector. The potential range of roles available is varied and some require a degree of specialisation. The core of the apprenticeship however has been established to provide an occupational grounding in the sector. The appre...Click Here
HR Support, Apprenticeship
HR professionals in this role, typically, work in medium-to-large organisations as part of the HR function delivering front-line support to managers and employees. Your work is likely to include handling day-to-day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recru...Click Here
Marketing Assistant, Apprenticeship
You will explore the dynamic world of marketing. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and allows you to specialise for a range of careers within marketing. The qualification is mapped to the Chartered Marketing Institute (CMI) Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing, thereby extending your employment opport...Click Here
Marketing, BTEC Extended Diploma
You will explore the dynamic world of marketing. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and allows you to specialise for a range of career within marketing. The qualification also includes units from the Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM) Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing, thereby extending your employm...Click Here
This paralegal apprenticeship is suitable for those who are providing legal support while working under supervision. It has been designed in collaboration with a number of law firms and legal departments with experience in employing paralegals, with the close involvement of CILEx Regulation and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Alongside wo...Click Here
Team Leading/Supervisor, Apprenticeship
This training programme will give you on-the-job training and workplace experience in a leadership and management setting. You will cover topics including operational management, project management, finance and budgeting, building relationships and decision making. You will learn the skills required to lead a team of people and achieve a suc...Click Here
Associate Project Manager, Higher Level Apprenticeship
Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success, An associate project manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, and works with the projec...Click Here
HR Consultant, Higher Level Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course? You will be in a role using your HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges. You’ll also give tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to midlevel and senior managers. The role may be one of generalist, providing support across a range of HR ar...Click Here
Operational/Department Manager, Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course? This apprenticeship will cover a range of skills and knowledge to enable you to successfully manage a department. You will cover operational management, project management, finance and budgeting. You will gain practical experience in these areas, as well as developing your underlying knowledge of management and c...Click Here
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What makes our courses special?
As part of your Business course you'll complete an industry placement of 315 hours, giving real-life experience of working in the industry... Here's what our students had to say!
Head of Economy, North Somerset Council
“North Somerset Council is proud to be working with Weston College to support our future workforce. As an employer we are keen to create different pathways for young people and grow our own talent....
Our partnership with Weston College enabled us to make some visible changes in how we approach our succession planning and created some great success stories with more to come in the future.”
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Occupations related to Business
Production Manager or Director in Manufacturing
Production managers and directors in manufacturing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for production in manufacturing industries including the maintenance of engineering items, equipment and machinery.
Employment in region: 7,911 positions
Financial Manager or Director
Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.
Employment in region: 7,694 positions
Human Resource Manager or Director
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.
Employment in region: 4,782 positions
What our students say
Sam Ashton, Business L3
"We covered such a wide range of business topics, and the industry placement gave me a great insight into the day to day life in my chosen career. I have learnt a lot of transferable skills, which will be useful for almost every job!."
Former school: King Alfred's
Studied: Business L3
What next? Studying an Events Management course at University of Plymouth