Business and Administration Courses

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Our Business and Administration courses are delivered by tutors with strong backgrounds in a range of business sectors and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent facilities including well-equipped classrooms with interactive technology, well stocked libraries and a resource centre. Further Education programmes include nationally recognised BTEC diplomas in Business and Administration , Business Enterprise and Customer and Travel Services. Extended Diploma students have the opportunity to apply to the Business Career Academy which provides exceptional benefits to enhance future employment opportunities.
Higher Education programmes cover areas including Business and Administration and Management. Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of specialist facilities to meet the needs of business and management students, including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

Professional Short Courses and workshops for Business

As the commercial arm of Colchester Institute, at CI Business Solutions we are committed to providing high quality training solutions to meet the needs of employers and their workforce. Our wide range of training caters for every business, and can help you increase both your productivity, profits and workforce skills.
All businesses and employers have different training requirements and each employee has their own training needs. CI Business Solutions understands that, and we can provide you with advice and guidance to help you identify your training needs. We can also make employers aware of any funding initiatives that you may be able to access.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the commitment to lifelong learning and achieving by which individuals can enhance their employability and career prospects, therefore ensuring they remain competitive and continue to be effective, proficient and knowledgeable in their employment field and industry sector.

Many of our Business and Management courses are open courses that are available to individuals who wish to further their professional development.

These short courses are scheduled throughout the year, usually lasting for half or a full day, and are delivered by tutors with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. Many of these courses can be adapted to suit your requirements should you require them on an in-company basis or a convenient date for you.

Open Courses (Courses for Individuals: CPD)

Short Business and Administration training courses and workshops open to anyone who would like to attend; developed in a diverse range of subject areas. Courses are held regularly throughout the year on specified dates.

Studying Business with the Career Ready Programme has provided me with endless opportunities such as a paid six-week internship in London and a business mentor from RBS! The course teachers are incredibly supportive and really do want the best for you. If you work hard your opportunities are endless on this course.Katie Buckle - Business Level 3
A strategic partnership between Colchester Institute and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) ensures each of the Business Innovation and Applied Management (BIAM) courses can be dual-accredited, so students will receive an additional industry recognised CMI Certificate or Diploma qualification alongside their academic degree, in addition to being able to access the resources of the CMI.

Our Higher Education Centre at University Centre Colchester (UCC) provides a great range of specialist facilities to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students studying a business or management degree , including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

Click here to visit the School of Business and Management and find out more.

An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a new qualification, get invaluable experience that employers are looking for and earn a salary. Our apprenticeships consist of a number of different elements to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of your chosen vocation.

As well as intermediate and advanced apprenticeships, we also offer higher and degree apprenticeships. They offer a unique way to develop your professional skills, progress academically and enhance your career prospects while remaining in employment.


CI Business Solutions

CI Business Solutions

Bespoke Training Solutions

Do you have a group of staff members requiring training?

Do you find it difficult to send staff off-site?

CI Business Solutions has the answer…with our flexible training programmes.

Choose to tailor a standard course to your personal requirements or let us work with you to create your perfect bespoke training programme incorporating your policies if required.  With our flexible delivery at your premises or a venue of your choosing you can be sure we will help you make the most of your budget.

  • Mediation Skills
  • Chairing Meetings
  • Minute and Note Taking
  • Bid Writing
  • Social Media Means Business
  • Online Marketing for Real Results
  • Invisible Sales
  • Build Effective Marketing Communications
  • Maximising Sales from Trade Shows and Exhibitions
  • International E-Commerce Success
  • Networking Masterclass
  • The Art of Communicating to Win
  • Managers/Directors Short Sharp Shock
  • Debriefing Training
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Team Leadership Skills
  • Coaching
  • HR
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Telephone Handling

Contact us

For more information, to talk to one of our Business advisors, or to book a course, please contact us on (01206 712 727)