Business studies offers pathways into an array of professional careers and is a great way to gain a whole range of universal skills that will serve you well throughout your working life. If you are good at a broad range of subjects like maths and English, like working with people but can also be driven and work on your own and have an analytical mind then a business programme is a great choice.
We recommend that you start at a level that matches your capabilities, based on your GCSE grades, the entry requirements for these courses will guide you to the best starting point.
If you want to work in accounting, legal or medical administration, management, marketing, office management or personnel, our business courses will be a great stepping stone to get you there. We also offer extra opportunities to broaden your experience and CV with additional qualifications offered by organisations such as Deloitte and through initiatives such as the Young Enterprise Scheme.
Our lecturers have worked as professionals in their fields before taking up teaching. This ensures we combine the latest practices and skills with current technology and facilities.
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This one-year, full-time course is ideal to build your understanding of the business world, how large and small organisations work and explore career pathways available.
Four GCSEs at grade 3, including English and maths, or the equivalent pass on a relevant Level 1 course.
About business related topics including: how to start a small business, how businesses manage their finances, marketing and selling goods and services, retail and online businesses, and the different job roles people have within a typical business.
You can expect lots of variety when completing your assignments, meeting and visiting people from local businesses and taking control of your own learning by running a small business for a year.
Our lecturers also teach our degree and postgraduate programmes, providing you with a wealth of expertise.
That we work with many local businesses to provide you with live business projects to work on.
the Level 3 diploma full-time or into an apprenticeship at Level 3. You could also move to more professional qualifications once employed and focus on HR, marketing, law or accountancy.
Experienced business analysts can earn £70k a year.
Dr Bryan Mills Team Lead BusinessOriginally a builder by trade, Bryan returned to education gaining his business degree then progressing on to a PhD in Economics. Bryan guest lectures at business symposiums all over the world and also leads on Cornwall College’s business degree, that saw half the learners gain first-class honours degrees last year.
"It’s great that young people can now study business with us straight from school, through to degree level and now on to postgraduate training, right here in Cornwall.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.