Do you aspire to work within either the Business or Law industries? If so, then our exciting new study programme in business and law will give you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills across two related subjects. Not only will you be studying the core elements necessary to succeed at business but you will also incorporate two law units giving you a flavour of what it could be like working in the law industry. The purpose of this course is to allow students to have the opportunity of different progression routes allowing flexibility when applying for jobs or going on to higher education. This is a one-year study programme (six units which are equivalent to one and a half A levels) with an option upon successful completion of the course to progress onto the National Extended Diploma.
Please note that parts of the units may be delivered via online/blended learning
If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme. You will be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.
What You'll Learn
With the best of both subject areas, you will study units in: The English legal system, Employment law for the law element of the course and the intricacies of Exploring Business, Personal and Business Finance, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Managing an Event for the business element. Recent cohorts have taken part in live projects with local employers thus linking their academic study to the workplace. These units will give you the skills and knowledge to either enter the workplace or progress onto our extended diploma in Business.
Entry onto this course requires five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and maths, 90% attendance in your last place of study or work and a reference.
Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.
How you will be assessed
During this course, you will complete a variety of assessment methods which include report writing, exams, PowerPoint presentations, discussions, live projects, and role-play workshops.
Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00
Tuition Fees (19+): £2573.00
The course may involve induction activities and a number of course-related external visits for which fees will be incurred. This will be discussed at your welcome event.
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.
Course and Career progression
This course will give you a broad base of knowledge in both law and business-related topics and equates to one and a half A-levels. If you complete this course successfully you will have the opportunity to progress to the Business/Law National Extended Diploma. If you already have AS levels or another level 3 qualification and are working at distinction level there may be an opportunity to apply to the Higher National Diploma in Business Management at Leicester College or another university of your choice. Alternatively, you may decide to pursue an apprenticeship within the business/law sector.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.