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Business

Our business courses are designed to give you knowledge of the principles of business from accounting and business administration to marketing and retail and apply them in a professional setting. Study full time or part-time around your existing commitments to get where you want to be.


You might be looking to up-skill and secure a promotion at work, or perhaps you are looking to set up your own business and want to develop the practical skills needed to succeed. Our courses allow you to study around your existing commitments to achieve your career goals.

You will learn from course tutors who have worked in industry and who can bring real-life examples to the classroom to enhance your learning.

Live briefs from industry allow you to apply what you have learnt in a practical setting and solve a real business issue. 

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What can I study?

AAT Bookkeeping - Level 1

Discover the role of the bookkeeper and the basic techniques you will need to complete simple bookkeeping activities.

Length: 3 hours per week for 13 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

Have you got a head for figures? This Level 3 universally respected and internationally recognised AAT qualification could be the perfect qualification for you. 

Length: 6 hours per week for 35 weeks
Study: Part-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4

If you have dreams of starting of your own business or want to be become a chartered accountant, this internationally recognised Level 4 qualification will help you get there.

Length: 6.5 hours per week for 35 weeks
Study: Part-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

This course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills.

Length: Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm fortnightly in class and 2 hours per week online for 35 weeks
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 12th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Master financial processes with this advanced level course. This flexible course is ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. 

Length: Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm weekly in class and 2.5 hours per week online for 35 weeks
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 12th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Business Access to Higher Education - Level 3

Do you want to know more about strategy building, performance management and finance? This Access to HE Business course is for you. 

Length: 12 hours per week for 35 weeks
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice - Level 3

Are you passionate about people and making the workplace a great place to be? Study this course in People Practice at a CIPD Approved Centre and add real value to your workplace and the teams within it.

Length: 4.5 hours per week for 35 weeks
Study: Part-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Law and Criminal Justice Access to Higher Education - Level 3

If you're interested in starting a career in law, history or literature and journalism, this Access to Higher Education Law and Criminal Justice course will help you to progress to degree level study.

Length: 12 hours per week for 35 weeks
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management - Level 5

Do you want to drive real change in your organisation and help develop others to build successful teams? This Associate Diploma in People Management is the perfect next step.

Length: 5 hours per week for 35 weeks
Study: Part-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Business qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

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Newcastle College Business 2

Median Salary

£63,487 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.

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Newcastle College Business 1

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£78,034 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

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Newcastle College Business 12

Median Salary

£50,372 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.

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Newcastle College Business 10

Median Salary

£59,250 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Determines staffing needs.

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Newcastle College Business 11

Median Salary

£50,210 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.

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Median Salary

£27,635 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.
  • Approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship.
  • Ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered.

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Newcastle College Travel And Tourism 5

Median Salary

£29,503 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms.
  • Maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required.
  • Provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with.
  • Oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
  • Defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business.

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Median Salary

£29,440 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Runs workshops, and addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.
  • Advises governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings.
  • Determines the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyses and interprets information gained and formulates and implements recommendations and solutions.
  • Identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets.
  • Assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice.

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Median Salary

£44,844 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.
  • Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards.
  • Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
  • Selects and leads a project team.
  • Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project.
  • Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed.
  • Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve.

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Median Salary

£52,130 View more

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