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Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Are you looking to learn how businesses work and explore the opportunities available to you? 

Extensive links with local employers and skills developed on the programme will give you the skills you need to develop in the world of business in a range of different organisations.

Careers

Our courses are designed to help you progress into higher education or your chosen career. Studying business allows you to explore many different avenues and gives you the opportunity to specialise in an area you enjoy.

Some careers that our alumni have progressed onto include:

  • Events Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Junior Negotiator
  • Car Salesperson
  • HR Assistant.

You could also progress to degrees in:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Business and Finance
  • Real Estate and Finance.

Emily, Level 3 Business student shares her experience of life at College and explains how her tutors helped her to reach her full potential.

 

We are currently offering a T Level in Management and Administration.

If you study a T Level with us, you will have to opportunity to specialise in Business Support.

What is a T Level?

T Levels are the next-level qualification that replaces our Level 3 BTEC qualifications. They are widely recognised by universities and employers, and allow you to gain skills that will help you to progress on to your chosen career, or further study at university or a higher level apprenticeship.

One T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels, and you will spend 45 days of your course on an industry placement relevant to your course.

Why study a T Level?

This new qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers, giving you skills that meet the need of the industry and allows you to enter skilled employment or a relevant university course.

Find out more about T Levels here.
 

 

Career Prospects

Example: Marketing and sales directors

 Annual pay
£37,960 - £127,920
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 37% over the period to 2027, adding 64,830 jobs. In the same period, 63% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 108,876 job openings.

Role description

Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

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Are you?

16-18

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

This programme of study is designed to drive your progression toward advanced employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks further progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue through your studies to higher levels.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 3, ideally including English and maths.

This course provides time for you to gain vocational expertise in your chosen specialism and achieve your English and maths to grade 4 or an equivalent. Achievement at this level will have a positive impact upon your future opportunities and open up new choices for you, including skilled employment, apprenticeship, or progression to Level 3.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 2 to 1 including Functional Skills English and maths Level 1 or above.

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111