Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pathways - Business and Customer Service

Our Pathway courses are ideal for students who have not gained GCSEs. These courses are practical, fun and taught in small supported groups. Our friendly tutors will boost your confidence, develop employability and offer guidance for your future.

Key information

Course code: B1480 Course type: 16-19 (full-time), Pathways, Full-time Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: There are no GSCE requirements for these Entry Level courses, but your application will be reviewed for an appropriate level of skills and college readiness. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above. End qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding body: Laser Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus

Course aims and areas

If you’re interested in learning more about business, customer service and enterprise then this is the course for you.

Being on a Pathways Level 1 course, you’ll receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you’ll notice that your self confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people.

Your study programme will also include some supported English and maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

Course Units

  • Understanding business
  • Office equipment
  • Teamwork skills
  • Enterprise activity: producing products or services
  • Spreadsheet software

Why the MET?

  • Small group sizes
  • Gain a holistic understanding of the business sector
  • Opportunity for work experience
  • Stepping stone to a level 2 course
  • Additional lessons in employability


Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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Careers

Potential Careers

Financial manager or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

53 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,526

AVERAGE £50,193

POTENTIAL £99,860

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies

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Public relations professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses issues of business strategy, products, services and target client base with senior colleagues to identify public relations requirements.
  • Writes, edits and arranges for the effective distribution of press releases, newsletters and other public relations material.
  • Addresses individuals, clients and other target groups through meetings, presentations, the media and other events to enhance the public image of an organisation.
  • Develops and implements tools to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of public relations exercises.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

62 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,330

AVERAGE £30,381

POTENTIAL £48,009

Desired Skills:
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics

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Business, research or administrative professional n.e.c.

Typical Tasks:

  • Coordinates the organisation's services and resources, liaises with other senior staff.
  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.
  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.
  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports.
  • Controls and administers budgets.
  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy.
  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner.
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

0 Available opportunities 4.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £26,774

AVERAGE £41,145

POTENTIAL £67,880

Desired Skills:

Business or related research professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes.
  • Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues.
  • Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports.
  • Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities.
  • Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources.
  • Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations.
  • Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images.
  • Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used.
  • Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

159 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £20,690

AVERAGE £33,462

POTENTIAL £51,656

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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