Practical Vs Theory
This course has been designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the business sector and develop basic skills such as: communication, working with others, problem solving, managing information and self development. You will develop transferable skills and understanding through: organising a meeting, branding a product, creating a visual display, contributing to running an event, recording income and expenditure and presenting a business idea. You will undertake one weeks’ worth of work experience which is related to working in a retail environment which requires customer service. This offers the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills along with scope for developing skills for working in the retail sector. Business providers in the past have included leading retail outlets, banks and charity shops. Alternatively, there is an internal-work experience programme that is run inside the college working in several departments within the college over 1 week. The course is designed to inspire, build and develop your transferable skills providing a sound platform for further course study and increased employability. The course will include engaging business activities, trips, projects and teamwork. Enrichment activities may include: Participation in the National Citizens Service Half Term programme (which is part residential and designed to develop team work skills), project design and running of a local event. A customer-service orientated trip to Cadbury World, Alton Towers or Sacrewell Farm. They all offer interesting and present-day marketing lectures, activities and experiential learning. Engaging guest lecturers delivering topics relating to office practice, presentation skills and work-based learning.
My course inspired me to launch my own designer clothing brand and through College links I have been able to secure a mentorship from brand Lambretta!