Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in any industry where business skills are needed. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

The course will provide you with a wide knowledge on how businesses are set up, how they trade and the different functions within them. Alongside the theory we place a great deal of importance on developing employability skills such as knowing how to deliver excellent customer service, being comfortable and competent on making professional presentations and how to work positively and effectively in teams. These are essential qualities looked for by prospective employers. This two year course is equivalent to three A levels.


Who is this programme for?

This programme is designed for students are interested in pursuing a career in the exciting world of Business or who would like to progress to an apprenticeship or university.

What will I study?

With a range of themes running through the two years of study, students will learn about subjects such as marketing in business, accounting, HR and Law.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and assessed via a range of methods, which will keep you interested and motivated. Lessons will be classroom based and you will be encouraged to use modern technology for research and completion of your assignments.

What modules are covered?

Business in Practice

  • Starting a Small Business
  • Managing a Business Event
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • The Business Environment

Business in Theory

  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Resources
  • Recruitment and Selction


  • Assessment mainly through coursework
  • Work Experience
  • Presentation Skills
  • Teamwork/Group

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is mainly coursework with deadlines set across the academic year. Grades can be attained of Pass, Merit or Distinction in each unit depending on the level of achievement.

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What Next?

You could continue studying through an apprenticeship to grow your skills in the workplace or study a related subject at university-level.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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The business course includes modules that have taught me basic legislations, accounting, and advertising, which has enabled me to begin advertising for real clients outside of college.

The lecturers in college are wonderful and you can always get extra support in workshops if you need it. You are offered extra opportunities such as summer schools to experience your next steps after college, so you will always be prepared and supported in your next move.


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