Business Courses at Derby College

Every organisation relies on business, finance and management expertise. That’s why the career scope is so broad if you have a head for business – and the qualifications to go with it.

Is this you?

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Good at paying attention to detail
  • Clear, objective and logical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • A non-judgmental and positive approach
  • IT skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • The ability to manage several tasks at once

Getting into business and management

business

  • Full time at CollegeThere is a range of courses offered at Derby College covering Accounting, Business, Customer Services, Administration and Management.
  • ApprenticeshipsBusiness apprenticeships are available through Derby College – an opportunity for you to gain work experience as well as relevant qualifications. For some apprenticeships, you will need GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • Higher education To work in more senior jobs in the business sector, you would probably be expected to have a degree, foundation degree, HND or HNC, preferably in a subject such as Business, Management, Marketing, Human Resources or Public Administration. Many companies run management training schemes for graduates and some higher education courses can be studied part time alongside a job.
  • Jobs You can usually enter business and administration roles with a range of good GCSEs including Maths and English at grade C or above, or the equivalent. An IT qualification would also be an advantage. Training may be given on the job and through part-time study opportunities.

Why choose Derby College?

  • Studying with us equips you with the skills and knowledge to work in any sector – from global companies, banks and law firms to charities, councils and football clubs.
  • Alongside your qualification, you’ll gain broader skills in team-working, customer service, communication and project management.
  • Our strong links with employers mean you’ll benefit from work experience opportunities, fact-finding visits to businesses and inspirational guest lectures.
  • As part of your course, you could take part in business competitions, charity fundraising ventures, community projects and events like Global Enterprise Week.
  • Our industry-experienced teaching staff have specialist skills in fields such as accounting, customer services, sales, team leading and management.
  • If you’re interested in higher education, you can progress to a HNC in Business right here at Derby College to improve your career prospects.

Do you mean business with your career? Derby College could set you on the path to success in everything from administration to customer service, accountancy to management – or even help you launch your own venture.

 

Derby College Course Listings - Business

 

PT Level 5 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 5 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Advanced AAT Diploma in Accounting: Site The RoundHouse

PT Advanced AAT Diploma in Accounting: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Apprenticeship - Team Leader / Supervisor (standard): Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship - Team Leader / Supervisor (standard): Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Assistant Accountant (standard): Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Assistant Accountant (standard): Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service: Site Workplace

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service: Site Workplace

FT Advanced Extended Diploma in Business: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Extended Diploma in Business: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Foundation Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Foundation Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: Site The RoundHouse

FT Higher Apprenticeship in Operations/Departmental Manager (standard) : Site Workplace

FT Higher Apprenticeship in Operations/Departmental Manager (standard) : Site Workplace

PT Higher National Certificate in Business (Full-time: 33 hours per week): Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher National Certificate in Business (Full-time: 33 hours per week): Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher National Certificate in Business (Part-time: 4 hours per week): Site The RoundHouse

PT Higher National Certificate in Business (Part-time: 4 hours per week): Site The RoundHouse

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in AAT Accounting (framework): Site The RoundHouse

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in AAT Accounting (framework): Site The RoundHouse

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer Service: Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer Service: Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer Service Practitioner (standard): Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer Service Practitioner (standard): Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Extended Certificate in Business : Site The RoundHouse

FT Intermediate Extended Certificate in Business : Site The RoundHouse

PT Intermediate Foundation Certificate in AAT Accounting: Site The RoundHouse

PT Intermediate Foundation Certificate in AAT Accounting: Site The RoundHouse

PT Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

PT Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

PT Level 2 ILM Award in Leadership and Team Skills: Site Workplace

PT Level 2 ILM Award in Leadership and Team Skills: Site Workplace

PT Level 2 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills : Site Workplace

PT Level 2 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills : Site Workplace

PT Level 2 ILM Diploma in Team Leading: Site Workplace

PT Level 2 ILM Diploma in Team Leading: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 ILM Award in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 ILM Award in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 ILM Diploma in Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 3 ILM Diploma in Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 4 Certificate in Advice and Guidance: Site Workplace

PT Level 4 Certificate in Advice and Guidance: Site Workplace

PT Level 5 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

PT Level 5 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management: Site Workplace

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects ranging from ICT to Retail, Public Services to Travel and Tourism are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Enterprise if you would like to set up a venture of your own.

Maths & English

Find out how Maths and English can benefit you.

Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Navigating a customer service career

As a Customer Service apprentice, Natasha Thomas sailed into a new career with classic narrow boat company Avante.

Her placement with the Willington firm – which involved helping run the office, liaising with customers from around the world, inspecting the boats and even driving them occasionally under supervision – led directly to the offer of a full-time job.

Natasha’s success was supported by the NVQ in Customer Service she took at Derby College during her placement.

I knew I wanted to work in customer service but in a role that was a bit different. I love this job. No day is ever the same and there’s always so much variety. My College tutor was really encouraging and regularly came to see me at Avante to go through my course work.

Did you Know?

  • There are 4.9 million businesses employing 24.3 million people in the UK
  • Business start-up and entrepreneurship culture will be supported by the Derbyshire Economic Strategy
  • Some 600,000 additional UK jobs are expected to be created in the professional and business services sector in the next decade
  • There are over 80,000 business consultants in the UK
  • There are more than 37,000 businesses offering accountancy services

Recent Vacancies

Office administrator
£17,000 per year.
Recording, filing and disseminating information

Finance officer
£22,000 per year.
Overseeing book-keeping and general accounting

Customer service manager.
£26,000 per year.
Developing customer service standards for a large company

Senior business adviser
Up to £35,000 per year.
Up to £35,000 per year Helping start-up businesses

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Useful Websites

www.eskills.com
The Sector Skills Council for Business and IT

www.sscallianceextranet.org
The Sector Skills Council for the Financial Services Sector

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