What I'll learn
On the Access to HE Business Professions pathway you will study business management, law and IT. You will develop an understanding of business decision-making and study areas such as marketing. You will gain knowledge of IT systems and terminologies and an in-depth understanding of law fundamentals and areas such as contract law and employment law. Your studies will include court visits debates and case studies.
The course is made up of three subjects: business studies, information technology and law. You will learn why and how business decisions are made e.g. the interaction between government policies, business and consumers. You will also learn about marketing, production process and human resource management. In information technology you will gain knowledge of networking, HTML, Excel, systems development and more. In law you will learn legal system essentials and have an in-depth knowledge of contract law, law employment and company law.
You will study the following modules:
- law, including contract, employment and consumer law
- business and the economic environment
- business communication and working practices.
In addition, students will undertake an extended independent academic study project to complete their portfolio.
How I'll learn
You will learn through various teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, court visits, group discussions and debates, and case studies will be undertaken. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as quizzes, case studies, essays, reports, presentations and timed assignments. There will also be the opportunity to gain nationally recognised Level 2 qualifications in Adult Numeracy and Literacy. As well as developing subject knowledge, you will improve your communication, personal and study skills through a common core programme that also provides one-to-one tutorial support.
There is a wide range of support available at the college for students including financial support also. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will agree performance targets with you and support you to achieve these targets. Your tutor is also the first port of call for any pastoral issues. Our committed team of staff and careers specialists will also guide and support you with your higher education choices and applications. Almost all of our Access students’ progress to higher education. You will benefit from socialising in an educational environment and working collaboratively on projects. All of this is excellent preparation for higher education.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment on the Access to HE Business Professions programme is via a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).
Assessments are a mixture of essays, structured questions, projects, presentations and examinations.