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PART-TIME BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE COURSES FOR ADULTS

A business qualification can take you anywhere!

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. We offer over 40 courses at the Knightstone Campus - from Level 1 to degree-level.

Find out about the qualifications for adults that we can offer to start your business, management and/or leadership career - there is still time to apply now for September!

Here’s what we can offer:

  • Classes taught by lecturers with industry experience
  • Links with local employers, who are looking to give people like you a route into their organisation
  • Support available via your own tutor to help you succeed
  • All the benefits of studying at Weston College - including exclusive student discounts
  • Fantastic facilities including new industry standard boardroom, refurbished classrooms and more ...

We have a friendly team ready to guide you through the process - it all starts with you making the choice to create a brighter future …

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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Bristol Law Society
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The business sector is full of opportunities for those with the right qualifications...

Your Future Career in Business

The Business sector is bursting with variety in jobs you could find yourself in, and which you opt for will depend on which area you feel best suits your skills, and which match up with your qualifications. While being one of the most competitive fields, it is also one of the fastest growing too. 

 

By studying Business with Weston College, you’ll be able to progress through the levels until you’re fully qualified (even up to degree level with University Centre Weston!) and can have a successful career in your chosen sector of the industry. We offer a huge range of courses, so you can find the perfect one for you, including Apprenticeships for a more hands-on teaching experience, and Certificates or Diplomas for those who prefer classroom learning. 

Our courses could lead to:

  • Business Sales Executives: £19,453 - £61,874 
  • Project Management Professional: £23,528 - £82,804 
  • Business, Research and Administrative Professional: £18,218 - £57,778 
  • Customer Service Manager: £14,259 - £39,490 
  • Legal Associate Professional: £14,780 - £46,342 

Facts

  • Important skills needed within a business include; marketing, ICT and project management
  • The legal sector is highly competitive and over the next few years it is predicted that there will be an increasing demand for legal services in energy and natural resources
  • Business and management is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Bristol and Somerset area

It's easy to apply...

You can apply for any of our Business and Management courses online by using the blue drop-down menu at the top of this page, or by filling in an application form in the back of our prospectus. Applying online is quick and easy, and will secure your place on the course.

It's better to apply as soon as you can so that you reserve your place - it only takes a few minutes to apply and you are able to withdraw your application at a later date if you change your mind.

Unsure what courses is right for you?

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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Jess
Jess has taken the knowledge acquired on the course and has displayed exceptional skills, exhibited remarkable growth, and served as an inspiration to their team members.
Studied:

Leadership and Management Apprenticeship

Toby standing on stage with his award alongside two men
Toby
Toby has consistently demonstrated excellent skill, enthusiasm and innovative thinking, and through his ability to craft engaging content, develop impact social media campaigns and leverage data-driven insights he has significantly enhanced the visibility and reputation of his employer!
Studied:

Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

LATEST NEWS

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<p>My name is Beth, and I completed the <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-adults/business-and-m… Leadership and Management Diploma</a> course through the <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/bristol-courses">partnership </a>of Weston College and the <a href="https://www.uwe.ac.uk/">University of the West of England (UWE)</a>.</p>

<p>I had been looking at courses to support progression, and decided a leadership/management course could help me achieve that, and gain the knowledge and confidence to begin applying for a management role. I researched many different courses and colleges, but finding an Instagram advert for Weston College was ultimately what led me to choose them.</p>

<p>Working with Weston College and UWE was ideal due to both being known for their wonderful teaching and facilities, plus studying at UWE was very convenient due to the close proximity to where I live. This partnership is so great, as it provides more accessibility to the course, as it is held across both sites, maximising the facilities and teaching that are available.</p>

<p>My favourite part of how the course is run was the mix of face-to-face and online. I really enjoyed the face-to-face lessons as it gave me the opportunity to meet other people, and for us to share and discuss elements of the topics being taught. On the other hand, some being held online made it easier to fit into work and life schedules.</p>

<p>My advice to someone considering the course is to do it! It's perfect if you’re aiming to build confidence and develop skills surrounding management, it will provide you with the tools, techniques and skills. You will need to carefully manage your time as there are lots of assignments, but the support you’ll receive from tutors is unmatched!</p>

<p>Completing this course allowed me to secure a senior role within my team, and given me the skills and knowledge to confidently run the project team. The course enabled me to approach tasks with more structure and organisation. I was also able to apply this logic to my assignments and personal life too, which has helped me out loads. My goal now is to step into a management role.</p>

<p>Overall, the support I received, particularly from my tutor, was second to none. I couldn’t have stepped into the senior role I’m in now without the confidence that completing this course gave me!</p>

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<p><em>Beth, Senior Operations Administrator, Atomos</em></p>
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<p>The course that Beth studied is part of the National Skills Fund, which provides learners aged 19+ an opportunity to access their first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an A Level) for free. This fund provides access to qualifications that will help support people back into work.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/bristol-courses">If you are interested in studying with Weston College and UWE, view the courses available, here!</a></p>

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<p>We really feel accountancy is a great career path for a huge range of people, but many won’t give it the time of day!</p>

<p>Read our top ten reasons why being an accountant could be the perfect aspiration for you:</p>

<p><strong>1. A Job That Is In-Demand:</strong>&nbsp;Accountants are a highly in-demand job, so you could walk straight into a job after gaining the relevant qualifications. As technology revolutionises, more jobs will be created than destroyed.</p>

<p><strong>2. Job Security:</strong> There will therefore be job security in the field, meaning you won’t have to worry about losing and finding a new job. This could be because…</p>

<p><strong>3. Everyone Needs An Accountant! </strong>There is a huge variety of sectors and industries you can work in as an accountant, including entertainment, business, STEM, and many other fields</p>

<p><strong>4. Be Your Own Boss:</strong> Alternatively, you could decide to set up your own accountancy business, and be your own boss, spend the days doing what you love, off your own accord.</p>

<p><strong>5. Love To Travel?</strong> Accountancy even includes the chance to travel! The opportunities will be endless when you’re fully qualified!</p>

<p><strong>6. Accountancy Is Great For Any Age!</strong> From starting training at 16-18, or gaining your qualifications as an adult, we offer the course for you! 16-18s will benefit hugely from the <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/busin… T Level</a>, with industry placements throughout, and meeting employers and providers to help prepare you for the world of work. Alternatively, 16-18s could choose to learn in the workplace on an <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-adults/business-and-m…;, giving the opportunity to earn a wage while learning.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-adults/course-finder?… courses</a> are a great option for over 19s, with a choice of 6 courses in accounting so you can choose the perfect level for you, all including the opportunity to gain valuable workplace skills.</p>

<p><strong>7. Varied Responsibilities:</strong> Accountants have many different responsibilities, not just crunching numbers, so your days will be varied and you can guarantee you won’t get bored on the job! Roles may involve dealing with important financial reports, create solutions to financial issues, help organisations run smoothly, and how to effectively manage their money.</p>

<p><strong>8. Development Of Skills:</strong> You will also acquire and develop great personal skills that can be transferred to other contexts outside the workplace, and can be carried with you for life – these can include good communication, solid advisory and guidance skills.</p>

<p><strong>9. Financial Benefits:</strong> Alongside great skills for both in and out the workplace, accountancy also has huge financial benefits. According to the <a href="https://www.roberthalf.com/sites/default/files/documents_not_indexed/20… Accounting and Finance Salary Guide compiled by Robert Half,</a> accountants with one to three years of experience can earn between $51,500 (£43,516) and $96,500 (£81,541) annually. Those with five or more years of experience can earn as much as $129,250 (£109,214) per year.</p>

<p><strong>10. Make A Real Difference:</strong> Accountants are huge assets to businesses and are extremely helpful when monitoring important aspects of businesses, including cash flow and taxes. Your work will be highly valued, and you’ll be a crucial member of the team.</p>

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<p>Check out our different accountancy courses (<a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/busin… Levels </a>and <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-adults/course-finder?… Courses</a>) if this is the perfect role for you!</p>

Management training, ILM, cheap management courses

<p>Our recent South West Skills Survey in conjunction with Business Leader revealed that the top training need for 2021 is managing people.</p>

<p>Of the respondents, 35.7% made managing people their top training theme, and 59.7% had it in the top three (of ten) training themes.</p>

<p>In response to this, we are launching a new fast-track team leading ILM Certificate course.</p>

<p>The new course will seek to develop leaders and managers, with key aspects including:</p>

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<li>Learning how to develop the core skills to lead a team successfully</li>
<li>Understanding different motivational techniques to get the best from people</li>
<li>Developing the confidence to tackle difficult issues</li>
<li>Discovering how to develop your leadership skills.</li>
</ul>

<p>The ILM approved course is assessed via coursework, with one assessment per week, for the six-week course.</p>

<p>Weston College Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Paul Phillips CBE, said: “We decided to launch this fast-track new course to meet the changing needs of businesses.</p>

<p>“We have a track record of helping companies of all sizes, and this further cements our position as the go-to training provider.</p>

<p>“This course is particularly valuable for businesses, as you can train your managers in six weeks, and this can have a real positive impact on your team.</p>

<p>“We are in constant communication with our employer network, and our aim is to be there to support them, whether that be with recruitment, training or even accessing funding.”</p>

<p>This course is available to take online, and at a discounted price of £149.</p>

<p>To register for this course, please <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-adults/business-and-m… here</a>.</p>

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