Workskills for Business and Office
Vocational • Entry Level
About the course
You will complete the NCFE Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace which includes vocational units which are specific to the Business and Administration sector and are designed to give you the basic knowledge of the various areas including finance, self-employment and customer service. Your programme of study will help you develop your self-confidence and other employability skills such as problem solving, creativity, communication, presentation and confidence and is designed to get you ready for your next steps. The course will be taught in small class sizes to assist you with your learning. As it is important to prepare for your future progression and employment, you will complete either GCSE resit for English and/or maths (if you have achieved grade 3 in GCSE from school) or Functional skills in English and/or maths (if you have achieved grade 2 or below).
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Awarded ByThe qualification is awarded by N.C.F.E.
The entry requirements for this course are 2 GCSEs at Grade 2. You will be interviewed and assessed to make sure this is the appropriate course for you.
You will be assessed on a regular basis during your time in college and you will receive regular feedback on the progress you are making for both your vocational qualification and maths and English if applicable. You will complete assignments for each unit which will be internally assessed by your tutors and will build up a portfolio of evidence. You will complete assessments for reading, writing and speaking and listening for your functional skills English qualification and an assessment for your maths qualification or complete a formal exam for GCSE.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a Level 2 in Business or Level 2 Travel and Tourism. When you have completed your studies other courses that are available include an Apprenticeship , Level 3 in Business or Travel and Tourism and careers that this course may lead to include events management, administration or finance.
No specific equipment is required.
Extra curricular activities
During the course, you will have the opportunity to join in with many enrichment activities offered by college and additionally take part in visits planned to develop your knowledge of the sector and help your personal and social development.