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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 of our business and professional courses 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 level 2 or level 3 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, marketing and HR courses are ideal for those who already have or are looking to set up their own company. Many of our courses and short business 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 5 Award Leadership & Management
ILM Level 5 Certificate Leadership & Management
Basic Introduction to Marketing
Creating a Social Media Strategy
Digital Marketing Masterclass
Discipline in the Workplace
ILM Level 3 Award Leadership & Management
ILM Level 3 Certificate Leadership & Management
Induction of New Staff
Introduction to Business Planning, Development & Growth
Introduction to ICT Skills for Office Work
Introduction to Managing a Project
Introduction to Starting Your Own Business
Leading and Motivating a Team
Leading Virtual Teams
Level 2 Award Social Media Marketing
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 Retail Operations
Level 2 Certificate Team Leading
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Climate Change & Environmental Awareness
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Workplace Violence & Harassment
Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship
Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship
Level 3 Human Resource Support Apprenticeship
Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship
Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship
Level 5 Departmental Manager Apprenticeship
Level 5 Human Resource Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship
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.

Alicia Smith

"My course is definitely helping me to get where I want to be. The tutors are so supportive and my classes have a great atmosphere."

Alicia Smith, a former Birchwood Community High School pupil, has been enjoying her course, saying that it has provided her with insight into the range of career opportunities available within the sector.

Alicia is looking forward to studying Business and Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and aspires to work in marketing in the future.

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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