School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes

Our study programmes offer a world‐class stepping stone providing fundamental skills to help you flourish in your future career.


Designed to cultivate high levels of talent both in the classroom and in the work environment, opportunities for each student to add another string to their bow are available almost every day. We ensure that our students have valuable work experience at reputable companies across the business sector.

Having successfully steered hundreds of aspiring professionals through the courses before you, we have the knowledge, skills and expertise to deliver a Study programme that is right for you.

If you are between the ages of 16‐18 read on to find out more about the exclusive learning experiences that are available to you.

Work Experience

Government surveys prove just how valuable industry placement can be in a person’s career. Our innovative work experience package gives our students the opportunity to learn from industry leaders across the country.

75% of work experience participants express it has provided them with new skills and increased their confidence

At the core of our programme is the desire to harness the next generation of entrepreneurs and business professionals. Our links within the country’s business sector mean we can provide our students with a valuable advantage when it comes to applying for a job.

Providing you with the opportunity to work and learn within the industry proves our dedication to preparing you for life in business.


Our programmes act as a foundation for you to further your career plans. Many of our former students go on to find professional work whilst others choose to apply for apprenticeships or higher education.

With this programme on your CV, nothing is impossible.

It may sound daunting or far from reality at the beginning but at the end of your qualification we will have readily prepared you for the world of work or further education.

Whether it's advice on your career path, applying for apprenticeships or starting your own business, we can help. If you didn’t already, by the time you are finished, you will have the desire to grab every opportunity available to you.


Be it participation in the classroom or your chosen placement, students who enter the programme must be prepared to work hard.

To be highly regarded in any industry you have to work hard. Put in the hours and the rewards will come.

A typical student can expect to spend anything between 20–25 hours a week studying, training, and developing his or her work experience. There are no half measures or shortcuts to success.

As a business student you will break from lessons in the morning to fulfill your afternoon work experience commitments.

A typical timetable would be:

Monday – Classroom based theory studies

Tuesday –Work placement

Wednesday – Independent study (Functional skills, English & Maths)

Thursday – Work placement

Friday – Classroom based theory studies

Courses we offer

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes - Business Studies

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes - Business Studies

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business Studies

Start Date
September 2017

Course type

Course Duration
1 or 2 years


BTEC Level 2 or Level 3 in Business.
English & Maths, as appropriate

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
Level 3 - 5 GCSE’s A* – C
Level 2 - 1 GCSE

Course progression
Access to further/higher education

Career opportunities
Anything within the world of business, including starting up on your own, finance, management or marketing.

Further information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248

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