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Business & Professional

Do you dream of creating your own brand, working with numbers in the world of finance or even becoming your own boss? Or perhaps you are hoping to gain some new business skills to help you progress to the next stage of your current career? Our business and professional courses are designed to equip you with a range of valuable skills and prepare you for a successful future in the business world.

Trips and visits

Students will have the opportunity to visit various companies to increase their commercial knowledge and meet industry experts. Past students have also attended exciting events such as the Prolific North marketing event in Manchester, and taken part in informative business workshops at Alton Towers.

You may even have the chance to venture overseas; previous students have visited incredible locations such as New York and Berlin.

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16-18 Years Old

The skills you will gain from studying a business course will create endless opportunities for your future career. Covering topics such as finance, visual merchandising, marketing, and law, our business courses will provide you with a broad knowledge of the business sector and prepare you to progress onto further study or employment.

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Adult Learner

Our adult courses span various aspects of business, from problem solving to building websites. Equipping students with invaluable business skills, our business courses are ideal for those who already have or are looking to set up their own company. Many of our courses are also applicable to those who are looking to boost their employability, enhance their CV, or improve their prospects within their current role.

Our professional courses include CIPD and ILM and attract professionals from HR and management roles within a range of industries.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate People Practice
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma People Management
ILM Level 3 Diploma Leadership & Management
ILM Level 5 Award Leadership & Management
ILM Level 5 Certificate Leadership & Management
Level 4 Diploma Digital Marketing
Basic Introduction to Marketing
Creating a Social Media Strategy
Discipline in the Workplace
Induction of New Staff
Introduction to Business Planning, Development & Growth
Introduction to ICT Skills for Office Work
Introduction to Managing a Project
Keeping Safe - Financial Fraud, Identity Theft & Cybercrime
Leading and Motivating a Team
Leading Virtual Teams
Level 2 Certificate Business Administration Principles
Level 2 Certificate Business Improvement Techniques
Level 2 Certificate Cleaning Principles
Level 2 Certificate Creating a Business Start-Up
Level 2 Certificate Customer Service Principles
Level 2 Certificate Equality & Diversity
Level 2 Certificate Information, Advice or Guidance
Level 2 Certificate Lean Organisation Management Techniques
Level 2 Certificate Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
Level 2 Certificate Principles of Warehousing and Storage
Level 2 Certificate Team Leading
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Climate Change & Environmental Awareness
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Workplace Violence & Harassment
Managing & Running a Small Business
Managing Conflict in the Workplace
Next Steps in ICT Skills for Office Work
Organising and Delegating
Performance Management
Planning and Allocating Work
Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service
Rights and Responsibilities
Solving Problems and Making Decisions
Stress Management
Understanding Equality and Diversity
Understanding Leadership

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At Warrington & Vale Royal College we are proud to offer high-quality apprenticeships in business administration, customer service, and HR. These apprenticeships will provide students with the essential business, communication and administration skills they need to secure permanent employment. If you choose to complete an apprenticeship, you will benefit from working alongside industry professionals as well as receiving outstanding support from your college tutors.

Meet our students

Emilija Taneska
My tutor always supports us and helps us to be the best we can be.”

Level 3 Business student Emilija Taneska is thriving on her course and feels the best aspect of studying at Warrington & Vale Royal College is the teaching staff. Emilija's ambition is to progress onto university and combine her two passions-business and languages. She has already received three university offers and is looking forward to taking this next step.

Louise Clifton
I really love the people in my class and have learned so much from their experiences. The course is very flexible and fits in with my other commitments. Education is so important and it’s never too late to learn something new.”

Louise Clifton successfully completed her CIPD Level 3 with Warrington & Vale Royal College before enrolling onto the CIPD Level 5. Louise is gaining a range of fantastic skills which complement her job role as an assistant to a HR Director. Louise says her course tutor Bob has been “amazing” and she enjoyed her Level 3 course so much that she wanted to continue her studies further.

Meet our tutors

Gavin Segal

Gavin Segal

Business Tutor Gavin Segal has a wealth of industry experience in various areas of business including advertising, marketing and project management. He has worked internationally in numerous roles such as auditing and field market management for renowned organisations including Coca-Cola and Unilever.

Gavin is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which recognises achievement in the marketing industry. Gavin enjoys sharing his experience with his students and setting them on the right path towards a successful future.

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