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Accounting, Business & Law

Studying in this area means your career may stretch across any business area or industry within the public, private or voluntary sectors. You could work in a specific area of business
such as marketing or specialise in the finance sector.

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Law can be a particularly competitive sector to work in, demanding a high level of commitment but also offering a rewarding career. You could work for a private firm of solicitors or within the legal department of a large organisation like the Government.

The Business, Accounting and Law team at HRC have great links with local and national employers meaning the opportunity for work experience and live briefs are never far away.

HRC’s accounting study programmes lead to AAT qualifications, with AAT being the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accountancy staff.

Trips for these departments are also designed to demonstrate first-hand how successful businesses are run. Previous visits have included behind-the-scenes looks at Coca Cola and Disneyland Paris.

Work Experience

If you have an interest in finance, want to specialise in an area of law or gain employment in the business sector then these courses will give you the opportunity to discover what specialism suits you best. For example, business students are able to study marketing, business law, accounting and HR.

Work experience opportunities could include creating and running a marketplace stall at HRC during enterprise week or undertaking business strategy challenges. In 2016, a group of Level 3 Business students participated in a 'Beat the Boardroom' challenge set by Lee McQueen (The Apprentice winner in 2008). This involved developing and pitching a business idea to Lee to secure investment.

“Working on the project with Lee McQueen was really exciting and an excellent opportunity to put our business skills to the test!”

Zola Copeland-Monehen, Level 3 Business

Key Employability Skills

  • Decision-making
  • Time management
  • Good numeracy
  • Team working
  • Confidence
  • Good communication

For more information on our courses contact the Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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