On successful completion of the first year of this course, you will be asked to join us for the final year. You will have several options once you have completed both years including internally a BA(HONS) degree with Oxford Brookes or an apprenticeship. Alternatively you could secure a place in an external university, an apprenticeship or employment. We will support with any of the options you decide and help you through the UCAS or application process.
All business L3 quals have an element of exam based and controlled assessment and are 2 years.
BTEC Business and Marketing - has mostly business related units but Marketing students get an extra Marketing unit in the second year. They will have Marketing related cross curricular activities, for example trips to Cadburys world and Alton Towers to discuss their Marketing strategy. They have an opportunity to work with the college's Marketing team and carry out the Marketing for an event that the college will be running. They will also have an option to gain an additional smaller marketing qualification.
BTEC Business and Law - has mostly business related units but Law students get an extra Law unit in the second year. They will have Law related cross curricular activities, for example trips to local Law court and partake in an actual case. We have close links with local magistrates who deliver presentations and will be able to carry out a mock trial. They will have a presentation from the college Lawyer and can see how Law is administered in a business environment. They will also have an option to gain an additional smaller Law qualification.
BTEC Business National Extended Diploma - 2 years - 13 business related units which allow you to progress into any area of Business including Management, Human resources or event management. There will be trips associated to this qualification. There will be a London overnight stay where they will visit the Bank of England and visit Harry Potter world or Tussauds with a behind the scenes tour. They will have the opportunity to manage and event for the college, which will include marketing the event, selling tickets and managing budgets etc.
The Business Diploma at level 3 is both a theoretical and a practical course and will be delivered through a range of teaching methods including lectures, guest speakers, workshops, exams, trips, webinars, Quizziz, Coggle and Powtoon. The lecturers are highly experienced with many years working in industry and some owning and running their own businesses. All classrooms have state of the art facilities including interactive whiteboards, computers and video link software. A successful year 1 will allow you to progress onto year 2 to complete your Diploma.
BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business (1 year)
BTEC Extended National Diploma in Business (2 years)
You will be studying via a variety of assessment methods including role plays, presentations, written reports, posters, displays and video clips.
You will be working on assignment briefs designed by expert tutors, using employer's feedback to ensure the content is up to date. We work closely with many local employers and the 'Solihull Chamber of Commerce' which is on our campus.
You will be interviewed by a member of the course team and you will be expected to bring a reference.
You will need 5 GCSEs at 4/5 (or C) grade or above which must include maths and English, or BTEC Level 2 qualification at merit or above, with GCSE English and maths at grade 4/5 (or C) or above.
You will need to be dressed formally every day on this course. We promote work readiness on this course and whilst we do not enforce a uniform there is an expectation that you will be dressed smartly during your lesson time at Solihull College. This will be discussed at length during interview.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
Jobholders in this unit group advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.
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.
Receptionists receive and direct telephone calls and visitors to commercial, government and other establishments.
Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.
Legal associate professionals provide administrative support for legal professionals, and investigate and make recommendations on legal matters that do not fall within the province of a normal court of law.
Business sales executives provide advice to existing and potential customers, and receive orders for specialist machinery, equipment, materials and other products or services that require technical knowledge.
Credit controllers perform financial, administrative and other tasks in relation to credit control and debt collection.
Office supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of those carrying out general administrative and clerical work and performing specialist administrative and clerical duties in relation to finance, records, sales and other services to a variety of commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies.
Marketing Associate professionals assist in the development and implementation of projects which aim to elicit the preferences and requirements of consumers, businesses and other specified target groups so that suppliers may meet these needs.
Job holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.
Human resources and industrial relations officers conduct research and advise on recruitment, training, staff appraisal and industrial relations policies and assist specialist managers with negotiations on behalf of a commercial enterprise, trade union or other organisation.
Office managers plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of offices within commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies. (National and local government office managers are classified to unit group 3561: Public services associate professionals.)
Job holders within this unit group manage shopping centres, residential areas and private estates, and arrange for the sale, purchase, rental and leasing of property on behalf of clients and employers.
Legal secretaries file and maintain legal and other records, transcribe notes and dictation into typewritten form and perform other routine clerical tasks in legal practices.