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Are you looking for a practical, professional and exciting course to prepare you to succeed in an ever changing workforce? Our range of business courses are ideal for those looking to progress in their current job role or change career.

 

Communication skills, self-confidence, teamwork and leadership are learned in business classes, which will provide you with highly employable skills to achieve your career goals. Business students have a vast range of experiences that connect them to university progression and employment.

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What can I study?

Accounting and Finance Level 2

If you are starting out in the Accounting world, or you are looking to secure a promotion, our AAT qualifications will open up many job opportunities.

Length: 35 Weeks
Study: Part Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Accounting and Finance Level 3

Our Accounting and Finance Level 3 course is ideal for students who are starting out in the Accounting world or wanting to secure a promotion.

Length: 35 Weeks
Study: Part Time
Start date: 4th September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Creating A Business Start-Up Level 2

If you’re looking to start your own business, our Level 2 certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up will help you to explore business ideas and select the most appropriate option to develop.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Information, Advice or Guidance Level 2

Our course in Information, Advice or Guidance Level 2 will teach you how to offer clear and accurate information, advice or guidance and knowing what can be shared legally and professionally can greatly improve outcomes for a business.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Online

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Lean Organisation Management Techniques Level 2

This Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques aims to improve business performance through continuous professional development (Kaizen).

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Principles of Business Administration Level 2

Improve your business knowledge and develop practical skills with the Business Administration course.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Principles of Customer Service Level 2

If you work in customer service, this course can help you improve your skills and make sure every customer has a great experience.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Start date: 15th February 2023
Location: Online

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Principles of Team Leading Level 2

This qualification will teach you the principles of team leading, how to use different styles of leadership to enhance your team's performance and how to motivate team members to get the best out of them.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Business Improvement Techniques Level 2

Our online Level 2 certificate in Understanding Business Improvement Techniques will help you to develop effective team working practices alongside principles and techniques that support workplace organisations.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment Level 2

With our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment qualification, you will gain an understanding of how to create a safe working environment.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

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Meet our students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Business?

Daily tasks:

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

Median Salary

£57,087 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

Median Salary

£40,015 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.
  • Provides economic or statistical advice to governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings.
  • Designs and manages surveys and uses statistical techniques in order to analyse and interpret the quantitative data collected.
  • Uses appropriate techniques and theoretical principles to determine an appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyse and interpret information gained and formulate recommendations on issues such as future trends, improved efficiency.
  • Uses a variety of techniques and theoretical principles to establish probability and risk in respect of e.g. life insurance or pensions.
  • Assesses the objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice.

Median Salary

£48,115 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.
  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner.
  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy.
  • Controls and administers budgets.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports.
  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.
  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.
  • Coordinates the organisation.

Median Salary

£43,561 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.

Median Salary

£39,521 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.

Median Salary

£22,455 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.

Median Salary

£23,313 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Implements and maintains HR records systems.
  • Provides administrative support for training courses, work placements etc..
  • Provides practical support for recruitment and selection procedures such as checking application forms, arranging interviews of candidates and ensuring the interview panel receive all relevant documentation.
  • Arranges advertisements for jobs in the relevant media.
  • Supports senior HR staff in the development and implementation of HR and industrial relations policies.

Median Salary

£20,234 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out general clerical duties.
  • Handles customer complaints or forwards them to relevant member of sales team.
  • Prepares sales invoices and maintains records and accounts of sales activity.
  • Fields telephone enquiries from prospective customers on behalf of the sales team.
  • Provides information to customers on products and prices.

Median Salary

£21,181 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Plans, organises and co-ordinates the activities and resources of other offices not elsewhere classified including box offices, other ticket offices and accommodation bureaux.
  • Ensures that procedures for considering, issuing, amending and endorsing insurance policies are adhered to.
  • Advises on the handling of all correspondence and enquiries relating to accounts, sales, statistical and vacancy records.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities.

Median Salary

£29,298 View more