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Business and Accounting

There are a wide range of business and accountancy courses available across a variety of levels. We are accredited by some of the most prestigious professional bodies including CIPD and AAT, and our expert tutors bring their experience and knowledge to the classroom.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


If you don’t have the grades you need to apply for a business degree course at university, this programme is for you.

The course is designed for learners with an interest in the theory and practice of management in a business environment.
You’ll explore a range of topics, including employment law, communication and HR management. Discover more about
consumer legislation and making management decisions. This course will help you to develop your knowledge on planning,
allocating resources and working in a team.

You’ll also prepare for university with modules that focus on study skills, such as how to research independently and prepare assignments.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


This course is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy or finance. The purpose of this course is to offer grounding in the core accounting knowledge and skills needed to progress either to employment or further study.

Please Note: Fees quoted for this course are for courses that started in September 2018 and are therefore subject to change for courses starting in September 2019.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 2nd September 2019 to 26th June 2020


This course provides an excellent and varied programme giving you access to Higher Education or to a wide variety of Business careers. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business and apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 10th September 2019 to 7th July 2020


The aim of this qualification is to enhance the skills developed in the intermediate level. You’ll look at financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management skills, credit control and personal taxation.

Please Note: Fees quoted for this course are for courses that started in September 2018 and are therefore subject to change for courses starting in September 2019.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 16th September 2019 to 26th June 2020


Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications have been well respected and recognised by employers and higher education institutions. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification which is equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor Degree. A HNC qualification can be studied by those in employment for professional development to enhance their career prospects or level 3, A-level and Access to Higher Education students can use this as an alternative path to gain higher education locally at lower cost.

Pearson BTEC Higher National in Business provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace. Students will have the opportunity to do this through any employment experience they may hold. This course is also available to mature learners who may wish to enter a specialist area of employment within business. This course aims to develop a sound understanding of the major theoretical and practical principles associated with working in business. A significant focus is placed on the skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. If you are looking to pursue a career in business or you are currently employed in a business environment, and wish to combine work with a study to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects, then this course may be for you. It will draw on a range of industry links and local employers to provide you with extensive business experience.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 25th September 2019 to 1st July 2020


This course is designed to give students a taster of key accounting concepts and provide students with the introductory knowledge and confidence to take on higher level AAT qualifications.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 25th September 2019 to 1st July 2020


This course is for anyone who is wishing to work in Human Resources or Human Resources Development. It will enable you to develop your skills of Human Resources and Learning & Development through studying more professional areas, widening your breadth of Human Resources and Learning & Development knowledge.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 25th September 2019 to 1st July 2020


This course is for anyone who is wishing to work in Human Resources or Human Resources Development. It will enable you to develop your skills of Human Resources and Learning & Development through studying more professional areas, widening your breadth of Human Resources and Learning & Development knowledge.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


This course is for anyone who is wishing to work in Human Resources or Human Resources Development. It will enable you to develop your skills of Human Resources and Learning & Development through studying more professional areas, widening your breadth of Human Resources and Learning & Development knowledge.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 2nd September 2019 to 26th June 2020


This is a practical work-related course where you will learn by completing projects, exams and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course will introduce you to your chosen career and provide a good basis to progress onto a more advanced qualification.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 5th September 2019 to 31st July 2020


The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Business is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


The purpose of this course is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance.

Please Note: Fees quoted for this course are for courses that started in September 2018 and are therefore subject to change for courses starting in September 2019.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications have been well respected and recognised by employers and higher education institutions. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 5 qualification which is equivalent to the second year of the Bachelor Degree. HND qualifications can be studied by those in employment for professional development to enhance their career prospects or HNC students can use this as an alternative path to gain higher education locally at lower cost.

The BTEC Higher National in Business provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace. Students will have the opportunity to do this through any employment experience they may hold. This course is also available to mature learners who may wish to enter a specialist area of employment within Business. This course aims to develop a sound understanding of the major theoretical and practical principles associated with working in business. A significant focus is placed on the skills required for effective communication, self-development and career progression. If you are looking to pursue a career in business or you are currently employed in a business environment and wish to combine work with study to develop your skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects then this course may be for you. It will draw on a range of industry links and local employers to provide you with extensive business experience.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

TitleEmployer and LocationClosing Date
Accountancy ApprenticeEVERYBODY SPORT & RECREATION, Holmes Chapel28/05/2019
Accountancy ApprenticeshipHammond McNulty, Congleton28/05/2019
Apprentice Business Administration AssistantBollington Medical Centre, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Apprentice Business Administrative AssistantDerek Gough Associates, Knutsford28/05/2019
Apprentice School Business AdministratorBuglawton Primary School, Congleton28/05/2019
Apprentice School Business ManagerBuglawton Primary School, Congleton28/05/2019
Business Admin & Sales ApprenticeCmap Software Ltd, Wilmslow11/06/2019
Business Admin ApprenticeTHESKINCLINIC LTD, Knutsford28/05/2019
Business Administration and Sales ApprenticeDIGITAL ID LTD., Stockport28/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeTRAVELLAB RETAIL LTD, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeCONTROL GROUP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, Macclesfield21/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeCUSTOM GATEWAY LIMITED, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeBlueberry Therapeutics Ltd, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeH M K Ltd, Congleton11/06/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeAUTOROLA LTD, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeKnekt Ltd, Wilmslow21/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeGenesis Associates (Uk) Limited, Wilmslow21/05/2019
Business Administration ApprenticeRED PLANET BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED, Macclesfield21/05/2019
Business Administration/Supply Chain ApprenticeProtec International Ltd, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Customer Service ApprenticeEVERYBODY SPORT & RECREATION, Holmes Chapel28/05/2019
Customer Service ApprenticeProtec International Ltd, Macclesfield28/05/2019
Customer Service ApprenticeLeama Specialist Cars Ltd, Knutsford28/05/2019
Digital Marketing ApprenticeCheshire Online, Macclesfield21/05/2019
Digital Marketing ApprenticeTHERMAPPLY LIMITED, Macclesfield11/06/2019
Digital Marketing ApprenticeshipBRITANNIA CAR FINANCE LTD, Wilmslow28/05/2019
Resource Planning ApprenticeZuto Limited, Macclesfield28/05/2019