At Gateshead College, we work closely with businesses and entrepreneurs to make sure that when you graduate you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for. You’ll be mentored by leading business people and entrepreneurs who will support you throughout your time with us through guest lectures and coaching sessions. You will work on live research projects applying your knowledge and skills to real business situations and proposing strategy that will be beneficial in your workplace.
Our programme prepares you for a career within the business management sector. Our aim is to develop you into a professional, self-reflecting individual who is able to meet the demands of employers in the business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. Understanding what makes businesses successful and how to respond to market forces can make you employable in a range of different industries.
There is an increasing need for business employees to apply their skills in government, international commerce, health care, arts and non-profit organisations. Jobs in the private sector are expected to increase by more than 1.5 million by 2020 with business and finance sectors set to perform particularly well.
BTEC Higher National qualifications are recognised by employers around the world for their emphasis on developing practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of an industry or sector. With their strong focus on technical skills they help to address the high-level technical skills shortage that's an important issue in the UK and globally.