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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours you need to progress to further study and ultimately to employment. The qualification is designed to be delivered in an exciting and stimulating way, bringing together appropriate content with practical and technical skills.

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at those with GCSE grades below 3/D.

Course Content

Students will study five units which include two core skills units and three sector skills units.

The units are:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Finding Out About Businesses in Your Area
  • Organising a Meeting
  • Recording Income and Expenditure

How will I be assessed?

All units are internally assessed – giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. There is a range of assessment styles suited to skills-based and sector-based qualifications at this level. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance.

Assessments include:

  • carrying out practical tasks 
  • presenting information that has been gathered
  • keeping working logbooks, records and reflective journals 
  • practising English and mathematical skills 
  • taking part in oral or written presentations 
  • taking part in role play, interviews and other activities

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may need to pay additonal costs towards any enrichment trips/visits to businesses.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Derby College Group can assist with careers advice and progression opportunities to other business-related study programmes at Level 2.

Careers

Another option could be a Business, Customer Service, Sales or Administrative apprenticeship. Derby College Group can help you find the right opportunity.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Nicole Bullock

Nicole Bullock

Admin team leader Nicole says Derby College ‘put me on my feet’

Teenager Nicole Bullock says Derby College has "guided her life" as it put her on the path towards a career as a mortgage broker.
 
Former apprentice Nicole was the first person taken on by growing Derby business Create Finance. The 18-year-old, from Chaddesden, left school with 10 good GCSEs but was adamant she did not want to go to college full-time.
 
Instead, she jumped at the opportunity of becoming an apprentice administrator with the Full Street-based business. She said the apprenticeship included studying Business Administration with Derby College and it "fitted me perfectly".
 
Nicole found the Level 2 NVQ "was relevant to what we were doing here". She said that the units were chosen to best meet the needs of her role. After passing her NVQ and completing her apprenticeship,
 
Nicole was taken on and then achieved promotion to become Administration Team Leader. She is now looking to take her industry CeMAP exams so she can work as a self-employed mortgage broker herself.
 
Riverside Chambers-based Create Finance was launched in August 2015 by Derby men Gindy Mathoon, who attended Derby Moor Community College and Karl Yeoman, who went to Allestree Woodlands, along with Pete Mugleston, (correct) who is originally from Nuneaton.
 
The business has grown to employ 26 people, including the three directors. Gindy said Nicole, the company's first employee, was now administration team leader and a "role model and mentor for any new or existing administration staff." He added: "Derby College sources suitable candidates who potentially have the right qualities to work for Create Finance.
 
The administrators are the backbone of the business and without high quality administration we can't grow as a business. We're expanding gradually, and our link with Derby College has allowed us to progress."

I'm grateful to the college – it's put me on my feet and guided my life. Without the college's help I wouldn't have my job here. It's literally put me on the path to my career.


The aim now is to work hard and make as much money as I can. You can be self-employed here as a broker. When I am a bit older, and the company and I both feel that I am ready for it, that's what I'd like to do.

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