Business and Accounting Courses

If you’re organised, a logical thinker and like generating new ideas…

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

The Business Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma course provides a nationally recognised and vocationally specific qualification with which to enter employment or to progress to higher education such as a degree in business and/or management or an associated specialist field.

Career options include:

  • Accounts Manager
  • Business Advisor
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Project Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Manager

There are excellent facilities including well-equipped classrooms with interactive technology, well stocked libraries and a resource centre. Business Professional Apprenticeships are offered across a number of areas including Business and Accounting, Administration, Human Resources, Procurement and Management.

Aimed at those who are involved in business professional roles as their primary work activity and have the ability to carry out a range of routine tasks in their role, anyone aged 16 years and older can study an apprenticeship – there are no upper age limits for apprenticeships. With our apprenticeships you may be required to attend college at our Colchester campus or in some cases we will visit you in the workplace for your training assessment.

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 - Business Level 3

The School of Applied Technologies at University Centre Colchester offers undergraduate programmes in Business and Management, including the new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. The Higher Education Centre at University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute 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.

Accounting AAT (Fast-track) Level 3
Accounting and Finance Level 2
Business and Marketing Level 3
Business Level 2
Business Level 3

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Accounts or Finance AssistantLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Assistant AccountantLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Associate Project ManagerLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Business AdministratorLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Chartered ManagerDegree Apprenticeship
Commercial Procurement and SupplyLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Customer Service PractitionerLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Customer Service PractitionerLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Digital MarketerLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Event AssistantLevel 3 Apprenticeship
HR SupportLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Operations Department Manager – Higher Apprenticeship Level 5
People ProfessionalLevel 5 Higher Apprenticeship
Procurement and Supply AssistantLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Professional Accounting / Tax TechnicianLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

AAT AccountingFoundation Certificate Level 2
AAT AccountingAdvanced Diploma Level 3
AAT AccountingProfessional Diploma Level 4

ACCA Courses

ACCA courses are aimed at students who have completed their AAT level 4 with work experience in an industry environment, ACCA is a highly respected professional qualification, which equips students for a successful career in accountancy. It is a postgraduate qualification, which provides access and exemption to students who wish to pursue their studies at Masters level.