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Business

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.

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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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Level 2

Accounts/ Finance Assistant, Apprenticeship

18 - 24 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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 ...

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Level 2

Business, Extended Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 2

Customer Service Practitioner, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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...

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Level 2

Housing and Property Management Assistant

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
Knightstone Campus
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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...

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Level 2

Housing and Property Management Assistant Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 2

Junior Estate Agent, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 2

Recruitment Resourcer, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Accounting, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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 ...

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Level 3

Assistant Accountant, Apprenticeship

18 - 24 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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...

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Level 3

Business Administration, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Business, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2023
LOXTON CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Business, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Business, Management and Leadership, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Customer Service Specialist, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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...

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Level 3

Economics, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2023
LOXTON CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Housing and Property Management

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
Knightstone Campus
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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...

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Level 3

Housing/Property Management Assistant, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

HR Support, Apprenticeship

2 Years
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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 ...

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Level 3

Marketing Assistant, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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 ...

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Level 3

Marketing, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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...

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Level 3

Paralegal, Apprenticeship

18 - 24 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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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...

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Courses after College

Your journey to University Centre Weston starts here...

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!

North Somerset Council

Victoria Barvenova

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.”

THE FACILITIES

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.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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During my time at college, I have been given the encouragement and tuition to help me to reach my full potential.
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Business, Level 2 & 3

MEET THE TEAM

Hannah
Hannah
Having the opportunity to teach students on the same course that I completed, allows me to relate to the exact same situation they are in and offer a different perspective.
Business Lecturer
Dan
Dan
I have worked as a lecturer since 2014, where I started on a graduate internship. Having taught across several provisions, mainly specialising in marketing-based modules...
Business and Travel Lecturer

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