Level 1.5 Business & Information Technology
This course is made up of modules from the OCN Level 2 Diploma for IT Users, the OCN Level 1 Award in Essential Digital Skills and NCFE L1 Award in Developing Enterprise Skills. The course will help you develop the necessary IT and business skills and techniques that are required in the workplace, whilst also making you aware of the personal qualities and attitudes needed to succeed in working life. It provides the opportunity for progression to continue to develop your IT skills at further study levels. The IT units will provide practical opportunities to use a range of computer programmes typically found in a variety of workplaces.
Business Enterprise: Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate
The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Business Enterprise programme is the ideal starting point for students who wish to study business or finance sectors or higher education with a view of progressing onto higher level Business qualifications. The course covers a broad range of units in business, enterprise and finance. It is an ideal qualification for learners intending to progress directly to employment in a business, or to a Level 3 Technical qualification or an Apprenticeship.
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma
The Extended Diploma is designed as a two-year, full time course ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and wants to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course requires students to set up and run their own business.
You will not only learn the rules and skills you need for the business world, but will be given the tools to turn from a student into a business professional.
We treat our students as adults and encourage them to take responsibility and pride in their assignments, behaviour, professional conduct and appearance.
The department has excellent teaching rooms and IT suites, where you will learn to use the latest software and presentation techniques.
Our students have gone on to higher education to study:
or into apprenticeships:
or full-time employment:
At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.
Skills you will gain
The overall aim of the courses is to equip students for planning and running successful enterprises and organisations. Learning from established and emerging business models and thinkers, you will apply your skills to real-world scenarios and case studies.
- Decision making
- Business finance
- Operating safely and legally
- Human resources
- IT and data for business
We’re taught to back up our ideas with examples and case studies from real businesses, which helps us to apply the concepts to the real world, and that’s a great skill for our careers. The teaching is great, and it helps that we’re taught by people who work in the industry, so they can share their ideas and experience. Studying at Nescot has given me so much knowledge and experience of how businesses work, but it’s also given me a lot of confidence in myself and my ideas.
The best part was the Young Enterprise project, where we set up a business and ran it ourselves. It was a great opportunity to put what we’d learnt into practice. I’m going to the University of East London next year to study Law, and then I’ll train as a solicitor specialising in equality in the workplace.Hear from our students
Our staff have combined experience of Law and the Legal system, outdoor instruction, working in the Fire and Rescue Service, as well as many years of experience teaching Public Services programmes.
Our department is built on enhusiastic and knowledgeable staff, who are experienced and highly-regarded feature film and television producers, directors, designers, graphics and arts professionals.
Computing & IT
Nescot's computing department brings you teaching from industry experts combined with the drive for innovation and success. Our students have excelled in national and international IT competitions, and many progress into prestigious universities and careers.