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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This exciting and innovative study programme will give you the opportunity to explore the world of business and the service sector. It offers a 'pick and mix' of units designed to help you develop and plan your career.

The study programme will offer access to a range of DCG Employer Academies from the business and service sectors as well as work experience designed to give you an insight into the job roles in these sectors of employment.  You will also participate in any trips/visits or guest speaker sessions that will assist you with your future career choice.

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at those with GCSE grades below 3/D and in need of taking Maths and English.

Ideally candidates must be committed to exploring different sectors in Business, Hospitality and Catering, Hair and Beauty, Travel and Tourism, Early Years and Health and Social Care.

Course Content

You will study two core units:

  • Being Organised 
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Plus a range of additional units from different sectors like:

  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Early Years/Health and Social Care

 

How will I be assessed?

In line with the requirements and guidance for internal assessment, you can select the most appropriate assessment styles according to the learning set out in the unit. This ensures that learners are assessed using a variety of styles to help them develop a broad range of transferable skills. Learners could be given opportunities to:

  • carry out practical tasks
  • present information that they have gathered
  • keep working logbooks, records and reflective journals
  • practise English and mathematical skills
  • take part in oral or written presentations
  • take part in role play, interviews and other activities. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There may be additional costs for trips/visits during the study programme.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

These qualifications will prepare you for further learning at a higher level across a range of sectors. The development of transferable skills means that you can also choose a study programme from alternative sectors. 

Careers

The method of delivery and assessment in the units is designed to build awareness of a sector and the skills required to work in it. Learners will be given scenarios to help them develop skills and to acquire knowledge through application. This ensures the development of pre-employability skills and knowledge to allow you to progress to further learning and training at Derby College Group and, ultimately, to become successful in your chosen sector.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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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.

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