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September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Hartlepool Sixth Form T Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Embark on your journey into the dynamic world of business with our T Level Foundation: Business. Designed specifically for ambitious students like you, this qualification provides a robust foundation in essential business skills that are crucial across various industries.

Throughout this comprehensive course, you will delve into ten critical areas of business operations, from understanding business culture and responsibilities to mastering customer service, solving problems, and communicating effectively in a business environment. Each unit not only equips you with theoretical knowledge but also emphasizes practical skills that are highly valued in the workplace.

This diploma encourages you to explore innovative solutions in a business setting, manage and improve your performance, and adapt to changes within the business environment. You’ll learn to work collaboratively, tackling real-world business challenges and developing strategies that make a tangible impact.

Whether you’re aiming to jump straight into a fulfilling career, start your own business, or further your education in business studies, this course is your stepping stone. It's not just about gaining a qualification; it's about preparing you to stand out in the competitive business landscape.

Join us and transform your passion for business into a career, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in any business environment. Your future in business starts here!

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

This program combines interactive classroom learning with practical, hands-on experience, ensuring you are actively engaged in mastering the skills needed for a career in business. Assessments are designed to reflect real-world business challenges and are conducted through a combination of internal assessments and external quality assurance. You will develop a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and readiness for the workplace. This approach not only measures your understanding but also enhances your ability to apply knowledge effectively in a variety of business settings, preparing you for professional success.

A solid grounding in GCSE Maths and English is crucial for your success in this program. Proficiency in English will enhance your ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, are critical skills in any business environment. Meanwhile, Maths equips you with the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for handling numerical data, financial calculations, and logical reasoning. These core subjects form the foundation of your business education, ensuring you can articulate ideas clearly and process quantitative information efficiently, setting you up for academic success and a thriving career in the business sector.

Enhance your learning experience with hands-on placement opportunities that bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application. Our program offers placements in diverse business settings, allowing you to immerse yourself in the practical aspects of business operations. These placements are thoughtfully designed to develop your professional skills, such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving, in a live business environment. Whether in small enterprises or large corporations, you’ll gain invaluable insights and networking opportunities that can significantly boost your career prospects and readiness for the job market right after completion.

This program boasts strong industry links with a network of businesses across various sectors. These partnerships enrich the curriculum and ensure that the skills you learn are aligned with current industry standards and demands. Engage in guest lectures, interactive workshops, and real-world case studies delivered by experienced professionals. Additionally, our relationships with local and national companies not only provide you with valuable internship and employment opportunities but also keep you abreast of emerging trends and practices in the business world. This connectivity fosters a practical learning environment that prepares you to seamlessly transition into the workforce.

Prepare to commit to a comprehensive learning experience designed to mould you into a business professional. This schedule allows for immersive classes and practical sessions that ensure you not only learn but also apply your knowledge effectively. Balancing this with your independent study and project work. This investment of time is your stepping stone to a successful career in business, providing you with the skills and confidence to excel in the competitive business arena.

Explore the fundamentals of business and build a solid foundation for a successful career in this dynamic field. This course is designed to equip you with essential skills such as problem-solving, effective communication, and project management. You'll engage in practical, real-world scenarios that prepare you to meet the challenges of any business environment. Ideal for those passionate about shaping the future of industries and eager to develop a versatile skill set that opens doors to various career paths and advanced studies.

Elevate your business acumen with our comprehensive suite of modules, each designed to equip you with key skills and insights necessary for a successful career in business:

• Business Culture and Responsibilities - Learn the fundamentals of business ethics and workplace culture, understanding your role within broader business operations.

• Deliver Customer Service in a Business Environment - Master the art of customer engagement. Develop skills to enhance customer satisfaction and manage relationships effectively.

• Produce Documents in a Business Environment - Gain proficiency in various business documentation, focusing on clarity, accuracy, and appropriateness for different business purposes.

• Solve Problems in a Business Environment - Enhance your problem-solving capabilities by applying systematic approaches to tackle challenges in the business setting.

• Work with Others in a Business Environment - Strengthen your teamwork skills, learning to collaborate effectively and leverage diverse strengths in a group.

• Communicate in a Business Environment - Refine your communication skills, both verbal and written, to convey information effectively and persuasively in a professional setting.

• Contribute to Running a Project - Understand project management essentials, from planning and execution to review, gaining insights into successful project delivery.

• Innovation in a Business Environment - Explore innovative thinking in business, learning to initiate and manage change that drives business growth and efficiency.

• Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment - Develop self-management skills, enhancing your productivity and effectiveness through continuous personal development.

• Respond to Change in a Business Environment - Equip yourself to adapt to changing business scenarios, ensuring resilience and flexibility in your professional skill set.

These modules combine to provide a well-rounded education in business, preparing you for diverse roles and challenges in any business landscape.

What’s next?

Upon completing this program, you will be well-equipped to pursue advanced studies or dive directly into the workforce. Elevate your qualifications with a Level 3 Diploma in Business or similar programs to deepen your expertise. Alternatively, leverage your newly acquired skills to launch a career in various roles such as administrative support, junior project coordinator, customer service representative, or sales assistant. This course opens doors to a wide range of industries, offering you the flexibility to follow your passion and shape a successful, dynamic career in the business world.

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


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Different environment

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(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

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(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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