Business is fast-paced and at the heart of the global economy. Having a business-related qualification will open a wide range of careers across numerous sectors. Our courses balance theory and practice so you will be prepared to succeed in a competitive business environment.

We ensure you acquire relevant skills by working closely with employers to develop industry-tailored programmes. You will learn how organisations operate and what makes a business successful, focusing on areas such as people management, finance, accounting, communication, marketing and administration. We also offer the opportunity to explore starting your own business and gaining the competences required to succeed as an entrepreneur.

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.

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As a Weston College student you will become part of our exciting new Business Career Excellence Hub. Your study programme will have lots of career boosting benefits, all with the aim of giving you the opportunity to become career ready! This includes unrivalled exposure to employers, enhanced work experience, employer visits and more...
Our Business Career Excellence Hub endorsers include:

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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.

Victoria Barvenova

Head of Economy, North Somerset Council


Industry Facts

A career in construction can involve all kinds of settings and skills. It could range from working on building sites for new builds, to renovations, to creating beautifully crafted furniture. Led by experienced professionals, with great links with local employers to help launch your career, our courses are designed to give you the skills that will prepare you for employment.

There are almost 50,000 people employed as HR Managers or Directors in the South West
The average salary for a Functional Manager is £48,700 a year
24% of marketing work in the UK is freelance
There are over 500,000 businesses in the South West


These study programmes are based in the Knightstone Campus and the Law and Professional Services Academy, both in the town centre of Weston.

  • Brand new professional-style boardroom and business suite. 
  • Fast, free and secure WiFi connection.
  • A well-resourced library including e-resources and laptop loan service.
  • Access to a large number of PCs.
  • Break out areas and collaborative work spaces.



Once you’ve completed your course, there are several options for you to further develop your skills and knowledge...

If you completed a Level 1 or Level 2 course, you can continue to progress to the next level course. Your tutor will talk you through your options.

We also offer a Construction T Level programme, which is a mixture of college and work-based learning designed to give you the technical skills and workplace experience to kick-start your construction career.

Technical areas of study could include Surveying, design, civil engineering, planning and emerging technologies such as drone surveying and BIM.

An apprenticeship is a fantastic way of entering the construction industry. Not only will you get the opportunity to get your foot in the door with a local or national company, you will also be able to earn while you learn.

Through apprenticeships you will work closely with an experienced tradesperson to develop and practice your skills, all whist receiving the benefits that being a student brings.

We have several degree options on offer at UCW, which will allow you to further develop your knowledge. UCW is rated as Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, meaning the teaching, learning and opportunities we provide are of the highest quality in Britain.

There are several degree options available in construction, which could lead you on to a career as an architect, site managers, project managers and surveyors. You can find the full UCW course list, here.


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I chose the Business Extended Diploma course because it offered a range of units that gave me an insight into the business world.

Business Extended Diploma

Sam Ashton
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!

Business Level 3

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