STUDYING BUSINESS AT WESTON COLLEGE
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.
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 leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.
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Accounts/ Finance Assistant, Apprenticeship
If you’re looking to begin a career in Accounting or Finance, an apprenticeship is a great way to start! By learning on the job with professionals, while also earning a wage, you’ll pick up skills and knowledge that you can carry with you all the way to a full-time job! With qualifications to take while you’re there, you’ll be gaining ...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, and progress either into further education, or straight into the workplace. You will work with real businesses to develop your skills and als...Click Here
Customer Service Practitioner, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship will teach you the skills you’ll need to deliver a high quality of service to customers of organisations, while acquiring tips and tricks from professionals you will work alongside. You may act as the first point of contact for an organisation, so high levels of professionalism and communication are essential. This cours...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
Housing and Property Management Assistant Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship has been developed to prepare an apprentice for a supporting operational role within the housing/property management sector. The role is primarily responsible for the administrative support in the creation and sustainment of successful tenancies and leaseholds in both social and private housing sectors. The core of the app...Click Here
Junior Estate Agent, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship will equip you with all the skills you’ll need to become a successful estate agent, including compelling selling strategies, as well as administration knowledge. Estate agency will always be an important role in society to assist people in finding their dream homes, so learning on the job will allow you to learn the compl...Click Here
Recruitment Resourcer, Apprenticeship
A career in recruitment as a recruitment resourcer can appeal to those individuals who possess an entrepreneurial outlook. It provides the opportunity for reward and high earning potential. Many opportunities arise for professional and personal development within the recruitment sector with transferable skills being respected throughout indust...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
Building a strong knowledge of financial activities and processes, including providing valuable reports and information, your role will be beneficial to the finance function of an organisation. Working alongside trained professionals, it’s the perfect context to develop the complexities of the industry. You will also assist in the day-to-day...Click Here
Business Administration, Apprenticeship
The Business Administration Apprenticeship is a great first step to achieving a career in the industry, as you work alongside professionals and gain first-hand experience and skills, while also earning a wage. You’ll face work problems and situations, and help your colleagues overcome these with beneficial solutions. As a Weston College stu...Click Here
Business, A Level
In today’s society, it is so important to learn about businesses, how they run, and why it matters. Every industry relies on business principles to survive and thrive. Even while times change, the primary role of business remains the same: to provide customers with goods and services. This A Level will provide you with the knowledge to hav...Click Here
Business, BTEC Extended Diploma
Business BTEC is the perfect answer for you if you’re interested in a career in the business industry, but undecided which area is best suited to your skills. Through covering a wide range of the topics involved in business, you will be able to discover which area you’d like to progress in, through higher education or go straight into a ca...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
This apprenticeship will develop your customer service skills, acting as a referral point for all sectors in an organisation, and dealing with more complex situations, including queries and complaints. You will also gather and analyse customer feedback and information to implement changes in service, all while earning a wage. Having a high lev...Click Here
Economics, A Level
Economics is not solely focused on numbers and money; it also considers the world around us from a social, financial and cultural perspective, gaining an understanding of economic theories and interrelationships between macro and micro economic issues. You will also develop skills in communication, analytical and numerical skills. This cours...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
Housing/Property Management Assistant, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is the perfect start for anyone looking to start a career in the housing and property field. Learning on the job, alongside professionals, is a hugely beneficial way of developing knowledge and skills that will enable you to stand out to employers. Skills that will be essential to successfully fulfilling this role will incl...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. Working alongside professionals will allow you to gain valuable skills and knowledge to carry with you throughout your career, while also earning a wage Studying this course means ...Click Here
Marketing Assistant, Apprenticeship
Marketing is found in every sector and industry, across all sized organisations and businesses. Through this apprenticeship, you will explore the dynamic world of marketing, and all the areas that are involved, while assisting the marketing professionals of the organisation you are employed by. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels ...Click Here
Marketing, BTEC Extended Diploma
This course will give you the opportunity to develop knowledge on the huge variety of topics involved in Marketing, while also educating you on the job opportunities available when progressing into employment. Marketing occurs in every organisation, no matter the size or sector, so depending on your passions, you’ll be able to apply marketin...Click Here
Paralegal apprenticeships can offer valuable support to very busy and demanding environments, where you will also earn a wage and work with professionals who will give you the skills to carry with you into future employment. You will gain an understanding of legal matters and transactions, client and colleague requests, and carrying out resea...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.”
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.
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: 7,721 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: 4,802 positions