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Course Code
23908 22
Course Title
Level 1
1 year
Entry Requirements
A good attitude towards learning Commitment towards working hard An interest in Business and/or ICT Motivation and willingness to try new things in the vocational areas. Functional Skills English and Maths at E3 or higher A vocational qualification with minimum 2 GCSE grades at 1-3
Start Date
September 2022
19-23 £994.00
Full Cost £1,987.00

Is this course right for me?

This course is right for you if... ... You want to progress to Business, ICT, an apprenticeship, or employment ... You are unsure of what career path you want to choose ... You want to develop practical and transferable skills This course gives our learners the opportunity to develop a core set of skills before moving on to higher level study in either Business or ICT. Studying the Level 1 vocational diploma course will support you to gain core practical and transferable skills. It will also enable you to gain an insight into the work sector of your choice before progressing into higher studies. The programme will help you understand the key elements of working in both the Business and ICT sectors and help you develop your career development goals.

Course Overview

You will study a core programme of career development and self-assessment of skills along with, tutorial, enrichment, English and Mathematics. You will get an opportunity to study specialist units in both Business and ICT which will help you decide your future career path. This course is delivered in a way that brings together academic, practical, and technical skills. You will complete tasks under supervision with the expectation to progress to completing higher level tasks with independence and confidence. We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners. We expect excellent attendance, punctuality, and commitment towards learning to ensure that you succeed on your course. Your tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps, and help you to achieve your goals. Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for, that include communication, time management, and life skills You will have regular 1:1 appointments with your tutors who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet college expectations. English & Maths: good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and further education. We are here to support you in developing these skills. Work Experience is crucial to prepare you for your next steps. You will have access to a wide range of employers to gain workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly and dedicated advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, interview skills, and much more.

Study Methods

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability. This course will be taught through demonstrations, whole group teaching, discussions, practical workshops, various classroom activities involving group and pair work, educational trips, and guest speakers. You will study the following core units: • Being organised
• Developing a progression plan • Working with others • Researching a topic The Business and ICT units may include: • Developing digital information using IT • Using digital communication technologies • Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems • Organising a meeting • Branding a product • Presenting a business idea • Contribute to running an event

How is the course assessed?

The course is 100% coursework. You will be assessed for all units through various tasks, and written/practical assignments. When completed you will achieve a BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies along with relevant Maths and English, and possible other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

What options are there after completing this course?

Upon completing this course, you have a range of options available to you. You can progress onto: Level 2 Information Creative Technology (IT) Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems Support Level 2 in Business Studies You could also look to undertake an Apprenticeship, or continue your studies in a different subject at CBC e.g. digital media, or health and social care

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college, and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please talk to our student services team to see what financial support is available to you. Pens, paper and a USB memory stick are essential purchases. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

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