This is a business course for students with ESOL needs. You will work towards either a Trinity Awards and Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life or Functional Skills English qualification and a BTEC Level 1 in Business/Health and Social Care. You could also achieve an additional award in Work Skills.

You will be given the opportunity to develop your English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking throughout the course. The Business units you will study include: Job Opportunities in Business Administration, Ideas for Small Businesses and Welcoming Visitors.

How is it assessed?
You will be assessed in different ways. The ESOL component is assessed by Trinity Awards and Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life examinations. The Business component is assessed through assignments and verified by Edexcel (BTEC). 
You may be entered for a Maths examination.

Course duration: One year full-time

What do I need to study this subject?
All students will undertake an initial assessment. If you have studied ESOL before we would expect you to have achieved entry level 3 or the equivalent. A commitment to study and a keen interest in business studies are essential.

Where can this lead me?
You can progress from this course to other College courses including higher level BTEC and A levels.

What are the enrichment opportunities?
During the course you will be given the opportunity to go on visits to business-related organisations. You will also be able to join in other cultural and social activities.
 

Entry Requirements If you have studied ESOL before we would expect you to have achieved entry level 3 or the equivalent.

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