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Business & Management

T Level (Level 3)

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Business & Management – T Level SF-BUSMTL-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, T Levels, Vocational

Academic Year 2023-24 (2 years)

Examination board
City & Guilds

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Business and management have a hand in running nearly everything you consume within your daily lives. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of business and management disciplines and prepares you for working in this exciting industry.

Your lessons will take place in our high-spec business classrooms with access to the latest industry software. You will spend time in the classroom, learning basic principles and theory, and in the process develop your professional and technical skills. You will also spend a minimum of 45 days on an industrial placement where you will work closely with a leading employer either every week or on a block placement to help you develop the right knowledge, technical skills and professional behaviours for working in this ever-evolving sector.

This course ensures you can rival all students with a unique blend of both academic and industry experience with a work placement giving you the real-world skills you require for future employment.

Grade 4 or above in English Language GCSE, grade 4 or above in Mathematics GCSE and three additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

This Business & Management T Level includes the following core units:

  • Business Context – the different types of organisations (e.g. private, public and not-for-profit) and the environments in which they operate both nationally and globally.
  • Peoplethe ways in which different types of organisations ensure that they have the right people to meet their business aims including through deploying different recruitment channels and employment contracts.
  • Quality and Compliance – the importance of maintaining and improving quality in all aspects of public and private sector organisations.
  • Finance – financial reporting such as turnover and profit and loss.
  • Policies and procedures – how and why organisations develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), how they are measured and their impact on individuals’ roles.
  • Project and change management – why organisations need to make continuous improvements and innovations.
  • Business behaviours – the importance of good communication and adapting social communication styles to professional standards and according to purpose, medium and audience.

In Year 2 you will potentially have the choice of which occupational specialism you study, and these will be specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either Team Leadership/Management or Business Improvement.

You will be taught on campus four days a week with a full time programme of lessons in our business rooms. We provide the specialist knowledge and industry expertise to prepare you for employment with some of the best companies and employers. On the course, you will also work with our partner employers, each one a leader in their field, who will help you apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real industry applications.

You will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, work-based project and synoptic assessment.

On completion of the Business & Management T Level, you could secure jobs such as team leader, supervisor or business improvement coordinator.

"I am delighted with my results and am really looking forward to studying Law at Oxford University. I really enjoyed my time at HSDC Alton and I really appreciate all the help and support from my fantastic teachers, without whom I wouldn't have got my place at Oxford."

Catherine Goldie, HSDC Alton A Level Student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student