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Access to Higher Education in Business and Management
Course Overview

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.

You will attend college four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with studies and personal development.

Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.

The curriculum is structured so that core units are delivered together with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the college. The specialist business and management units are delivered to the business students separately. There are weekly tutorials where one to ones take place and you set your own targets for the development of specific skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. All resources, assignments are available on the Google Classrooms for your use and specific resources for eLearning sessions are updated weekly


Course Content

You will cover the following units:

  • People in Organisations
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction for Finance
  • Law
  • Business Environment – Internal
  • Business Environment – External
  • Business Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Small Business Strategy
  • Project & Event Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • English and Maths
    If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
    Entry Requirements

    You should have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. You will also be invited for an Advice & Guidance interview with the tutor.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements, we would advise you to consider enrolling on our Pre-Access to Higher Education course and the IGCSE English Language.

    Your work will be assessed through presentations, discussion, tests, projects, essays, leaflets, posters and a research project. Any unit with more than one assessment will use different methods of assessment to ensure variety and enable you to present information and learning in different formats.
    What does this course lead to?
    On successful completion of this course, you could progress to the HNC/D Business course at BCoT.  Alternatively, this would be an appropriate qualification to go on and study a Business Management degree (BA Hons) at University; BCoT has good links with Southampton Solent University and the University of Winchester, for example.
    Additional Costs

    Course fee: £3,000

    Registration fee: £175


    If you do not already have a Level 3 qualification, you may be entitled to funding.  Adult Learning Loans are available for this course; Loan repayments may be written off if you successfully gain a place at University.

    Instalment plans are available.

    Financial Information
    If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
    If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
    If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

    Staged Payment
    A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
    Reduced Fees
    Fee concessions may be available if you are out of work, on low income or studying for your first Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
    If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
    For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.
    Travel Subsidy
    BCoT offers discount on travel to and from the college for full time students. We offer 50% discount on rail fares and if you are travelling by bus, we offer 25% off Zone 2 buses outside of Basingstoke. There is financial assistance available for those families on a low income.