“The best thing about studying a BTEC is that we go into things in a lot of depth, so even though it can be complicated you feel like you have time to understand each idea before you move on. After each unit we build on what we’ve learnt, either with more detail in the next unit or a practical project we do ourselves. 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 a lot that we’re taught by people who work in the industry themselves, so they really understand business and 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. I’m really looking forward to going to university.”
“I work in the early years sector and would like to run my own childminding or nursery business. The course helps because you learn about the practicalities of running a business. The case studies we cover ensure you really understand. This includes legal issues like recruitment and taxation. A weekend class is fantastic and gives me the chance to study, which I just couldn’t do during the week. The time in college is very effective and the course is well planned, so I know when I will need to take time off."
Level 3 and HND in Business with Nescot via ASTML in Aldgate
“The environment at Nescot is very supportive and I knew I would get great tuition, so it’s worth a long journey to study here. The campus is great and the teaching is very professional. The class is a community of ambitious people and we learn from each other. Today we’ve covered business strategy and leadership, and the interaction in the group is fantastic as we apply what we’re learning to our workplaces and discuss our different roles. You get to benefit from the experience and learning of the whole class. This course will help give you confidence that you can build a profitable business. I’m now seeing how you can turn a good idea into a sustainable business, and how innovation really works."
Level 3 Business
“The best part was the 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.”