School of Business, Tourism and Management
The School offers a range of courses at all levels. Curriculum areas include:
- Business, Accounting, Travel and Tourism, Leisure, Retail, Business Administration and Management
Students enjoy a varied teaching experience; this includes a practice company for business studies. Students set up their own company, are appointed to various job roles and trade nationally and internationally. They attend trade fairs in both Europe and the UK and have been very successful in winning 'Best Company' awards for a number of years, recently attending the New York Trade Fair by invitation due to their continued excellence.
A new addition to the school is Retail Business offering a specialised qualification at Level 3 in this dynamic fast-paced industry; it includes logistics and marketing as well as customer service.
Students in Travel and Tourism organise events and in the past these have included a 'Ghost Evening' in Craig-y-Nos Castle, an 'American-themed Evening', and running a children's Christmas party. They also have to visit a range of travel and tourism organisations in both the UK and Europe. A Level Travel and Tourism remains popular as does the Leisure Studies A Level.
Students with administration and IT skills have much sought-after qualifications required in today's modern work environment. These courses provide students with the qualifications that employers seek. Students sit examinations when they are ready to do so and can leave to go into work with OCR Level 2 qualification after one year, or complete a second year to attain Level 3 qualifications. Students on these courses are rarely unable to find suitable work on completion of their studies.
For adults, the School offers a variety of programmes. For students with a Level 3 or similar qualification, HNC/D Business or Travel and Tourism is available full-time or part-time, day or evening. Students can progress on to a part-time Honours Degree in Business Management. For budding accountants, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification is offered part-time at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Students can then progress on to the Professional ACCA examinations within the College. Other part-time courses include: Computerised Accounting including Payroll.
The skills and courses delivered within the School equip students for both life and work and are skills employers require, as identified in the "Future Skills Wales Survey".