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Business Management – Access to Higher Education Diploma

This course will help you understand the business environment and the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for you to progress further in the business world. Whenever possible term dates are in line with those of the Essex schools. We understand that many of our students have family commitments.

Mature students are valued for their life experiences, and an increasing number are entering higher education each year. Many are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives that they never thought possible.

Barbering Level 2

Barbering is an everlasting industry. It's an amazing product with lots of different career opportunities. Successful people in the industry can take their pick from many top jobs – such as running your own business, preparing models, working on magazines and photoshoots, in theatre and film, even tending to the rich and famous.

Beauty Therapy Level 1 Certificate

Beauty Therapy is the ideal course for you if you are interested in making people look and feel great. Level 1 gives you a steady grounding to prepare you for what the industry can offer you. A career in Beauty Therapy gives you the opportunity to explore an exciting industry with a vast array of career opportunities

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma

Learn the basic skills and techniques of Beauty Therapy. You have the opportunity to try out your practical skills on your fellow students and the final assessment of these skills will be carried out by applying treatments to paying members of the public.

Beauty Therapy Level 3

This course is ideal for therapists looking for a career in all aspects of the beauty industry, potential entrepreneurs aspiring to set up a small business or for those looking to work within the spa/leisure industry.

Bench Joinery Apprenticeship

Joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings. They can work in many areas, for instance on construction sites, fitting out shops and bars, and building sets for film and TV. If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you. You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

Biology A Level

The course covers a wide range of biology topics, from basic biochemistry and cell structure, body systems such as the digestive and respiratory systems, photosynthesis, genetics and inheritance, ecology and classification. A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used throughout the course. Practical work is an important part of this course and students will complete a number of experiments, working on their practical skills and application of knowledge.

Brickwork Apprenticeship

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

Brickwork Diploma (EWPA)

If you're are an experienced, time-served bricklayer but have no confirming qualifications, this course is a quick route to NVQ level 2. It will also help you get the right CSCS card.

Brickwork Level 1

This is a practical bricklaying course in which we embed as much knowledge as possible into the practical tasks you undertake. This minimises the amount of time spent in the classroom. We use a range of delivery methods, with a large proportion of E-Learning done through iPads and other learning technologies.

Brickwork Level 2

Bricklayers develop skills that can be used worldwide. In the UK, efficient and qualified bricklayers will typically earn between £100 - £150 per day. The Level 2 Diploma will enable you to develop and hone your skills in the craft of bricklaying and will enable you to experience all aspects of the craft. You will also gain a greater understanding of the construction environment.

Brickwork Level 3

This course will increase your knowledge and skills of bricklaying, making you more employable and ready for the workplace. In addition, this could provide you with a platform to progress onto a Level 4 Management course. The practical workshop training is designed to develop your practical skills to construct complex masonry structures, decorative brickwork and maintaining masonry structures. This will be supplemented by mandatory knowledge assignments delivered online, coursework and tests to develop your understanding and knowledge of the craft. To complete the qualification, you must also pass the 28 hour practical synoptic test and City and Guilds exam.

Building Services (Electrical Installation) Level 1

Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all building services practices. Includes health and safety requirements and the communication of building services information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for you to demonstrate your competence in a broad variety of building services activities.

Building Services (Plumbing) Level 1

Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all building services practices. Includes health and safety requirements and the communication of building services information. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for you to demonstrate your competence in a broad variety of building services activities.

Building Services (Plumbing) Level 2

The qualification covers many areas within Electro technical technology, units such as principles of electrical science, electrical installations technology and health and safety within Building Services industry. It offers an extensive choice and flexibility for learners to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of building services activities.

Business & Professional Administration Apprenticeship

A business administrator plays an important support role within a business organisation. Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly – 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business.

As a Business Administration Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be producing board meeting documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, providing marketing and event management support, sending the daily post, or faxing and photocopying confidential documents. This type of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

One of the great things about Business Administration is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in a record company, large global organisation or maybe a charity. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to progress into different market sectors, start your own business or move into management once you have more experience.

Business A Level

This course covers a wide range of business topics, provides a broad overview of how business works and will increase your knowledge and understanding of the modern business world. Topics covered include: business classifications; objectives and influences; business functions; finance; cash flow and insolvency; strategic management; marketing management and managing teams.

Business Administrator Apprenticeship

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public, private and charitable sectors. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

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  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Online Learning
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Business and Administration

There were an estimated 5.5 million private sector businesses in the UK at the start of 2016. Despite the recent economic difficulties, the trend has been steadily increasing in the business  population. Today's global economy brings with it a wealth of new markets, shrinking profit margins and increasing operating expenses; the need for good business administration has never been greater.

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  • Level: 4-5
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Start Date: September 2020
  • End Date: June 2022

Business Higher National Certificate & Diploma

This Business course provides a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students, along with essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully into the world of work or a related degree.

Business Level 1 (Diploma in Progression)

A broad introduction to the disciplines of Business that will prepare you for further study of this important topic.

Business Level 3

Understanding the basics of business in today’s world of work is an essential foundation for your future career. This course introduces you to the area of business and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification. You will experience different business scenarios that will enhance and advance your skills for business.

Business Support Level 2

This course provides the basic business skills required by industry and provides a progression route to Level 3 courses or a Business Administration Apprenticeship.