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Welcome to the Business department

 

What’s it all about?

A qualification in business can lead you down a vast majority of paths, with over two million people in the UK working in either insurance, property, advertising & marketing, recruitment & training to name a few. The business study programme at Milton Keynes College allows you to study a variety of business areas, learn how organisations are structured and the role departments such as finance, marketing and HR play in an organisation. The skills you will gain are entirely transferable to a variety of industries, meaning that the opportunities following completion of the course are wide open.

You will be taught by expert tutors, and learn how to apply and link your knowledge to real-life business situations and projects in order to make you highly employable on completion of the course.
 

Is it for me?

Whether you aspire to be the next Richard Branson, a technical specialist or just want to know what it's all about, studying business suits a wide range of people. If you want to develop a broad knowledge of how businesses operate, enjoy problem solving and want to learn how to communicate successfully in business, this study programme could be right for you.

What will I do?

This course will give you the skills needed to develop your knowledge and understanding of business organisations and offers a fascinating insight into modern business and commerce techniques. You will benefit from our local employer partnerships, with talks delivered by industry experts and opportunities for visits to businesses such as Santander, Apple and Barclays. You can also get involved with work placements, real world business projects, or even have a go at running your own business - sorry, not Wolf of Wall Street style though.  

 

What can I do next?

The majority of Level 1 and Level 2 students progress onto the next level of qualification, with many Level 3 students choosing to continue studying at university or go straight into employment, or continue learning whilst earning with an apprenticeship.

 

 

"Milton Keynes College is home, because home is a place where you're loved, where you're appreciated, where you're safe, where people support you, where you're happy and a place which you miss when you're not there."

Svetoslav Dechev, A-Level Business Pathway

Business & Accounting

Full Time
Level 1 Diploma in Business and Retail - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A018P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunity to run a small business (Young Enterprise)
  • Small group sizes
  • Additional dedicated teaching support staff in taught classes
  • Tailored programme to enable progression to higher level courses
  • Work experience opportunities
Level 2 Diploma in Business - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2099P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1750.00,
24+ £1750.00, Overseas £3500.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Taught by a team of lecturers with a wide breadth of business knowledge and experience
  • Excellent support throughout your time with the College
  • Opportunities to take part in work experience placements and a range of work related activities including visits to local businesses
  • Experience running your own business
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study or employment.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2770P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 17:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £6602.00,
24+ £6602.00, Overseas £6602.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Taught by a team of lecturers with a wide breadth of business knowledge and experience
  • Excellent support throughout your time with the College
  • Opportunities to take part in work experience placements and a range of work related activities including visits to local businesses
  • Experience running your own business
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study or employment.

Business & Accounting

Part Time
AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and Accounts - 12/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2125E-1/1 Course Dates: 12/09/2017 - 13/03/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £330.00,
24+ £330.00, Overseas £330.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain a professionally recognised qualification
  • Learn the foundations of manual bookkeeping skills
  • Progression opportunities to further levels of study
AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping and Accounts - 14/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2125DA-1/1 Course Dates: 14/09/2017 - 18/01/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, THU 9:30 - 14:15 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £330.00,
24+ £330.00, Overseas £330.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain a professionally recognised qualification
  • Learn the foundations of manual bookkeeping skills
  • Progression opportunities to further levels of study
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 12/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0360E-1/1 Course Dates: 12/09/2017 - 21/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE & THU 17:30 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £700.00,
24+ £700.00, Overseas £1400.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist Accountancy teaching staff
  • The opportunity to achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.

    This course will run every Tuesday from 17:30 - 21:00 and some Thursdays 18:15 - 20:15 for mock exams and exams. In addition, you will be expected to study around 3 hours a week outside of the classroom. This may increase around exam time. 
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Monday) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0360DC-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 11/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, MON 9:15 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £700.00,
24+ £700.00, Overseas £1400.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist Accountancy teaching staff
  • The opportunity to achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Tuesday) - 12/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0360DA-1/1 Course Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE 9:15 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £700.00,
24+ £700.00, Overseas £1400.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist Accountancy teaching staff
  • The opportunity to achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Wednesday) - 13/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0360DB-1/1 Course Dates: 13/09/2017 - 13/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, WED 9:15 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £700.00,
24+ £700.00, Overseas £1400.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist Accountancy teaching staff
  • The opportunity to achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 13/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0361DA-1/1 Course Dates: 13/09/2017 - 20/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, WED 9:15 - 15:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £2000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist Accountancy teaching staff
  • The opportunity to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 12/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0361E-1/1 Course Dates: 12/09/2017 - 21/06/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE & THU 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £2000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Expert teaching by specialist Accountancy teaching staff
  • The opportunity to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
  • Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - 12/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0431E-1/1 Course Dates: 12/09/2017 - 12/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, TUE & THU 18:00 - 21:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2573.00,
24+ £2573.00, Overseas £2573.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Become an AAT affiliate member upon completion
  • Study in a professional environment with like-minded adults
  • Study four mandatory units of Accounting
AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - 14/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0431DA-1/1 Course Dates: 14/09/2017 - 12/07/2018 Course Hours: Part-Time, THU 9:15 - 16:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2573.00,
24+ £2573.00, Overseas £2573.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Become an AAT affiliate member upon completion
  • Study in a professional environment with like-minded adults
  • Study four mandatory units of Accounting
Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 2417-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £1286.00, 19-23 £1286.00,
24+ £1286.00, Overseas £1286.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Study alongside your current job
  • Improve your chances of moving up the career ladder
  • Have access to guidance and support with a dedicated assessor
Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 1562-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1286.00,
24+ £1286.00, Overseas £1286.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • This is a work-based qualification
  • Study and complete two mandatory units, then choose optional units depending on what is relevant and interesting to you
  • Work closely with a qualified assessor for support and guidance
  • Fit study in around your work and lifestyle
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 2418-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £1950.00, 19-23 £1950.00,
24+ £1950.00, Overseas £1950.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Improve administrative and supervisory skills
  • Take on units that are relevant to your job role/career goal
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 1563-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £1950.00, 19-23 £1950.00,
24+ £1950.00, Overseas £1950.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Further your career opportunities
  • Gain the ability to respond to customer issues at a strategic level
  • Learn and practice different customer service skills
Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration - 01/08/2017
 
Course Code: 3336-1/2 Course Dates: 01/08/2017 - 31/07/2019 Course Hours: Part-Time, FLEXIBLE 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 £1750.00, 19-23 £1750.00,
24+ £1750.00, Overseas £1750.00
Site: Off Site Activity (Workplace Learning)
Highlights Include
  • Choose some of your own units, tailoring study to your needs and interests
  • Build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your working knowledge
  • This qualification may also be taken as part of a higher apprenticeship framework