BTEC L5 HND Dip in Business Management Year 1

Aspiring To Open Her Own Business

Before the course...

Previously I worked as a recruitment consultant for various IT companies and agencies, but currently I'm an office manager for a property development company.

I had the chance to develop into a more managerial role working in accounts and managing the offices, and they thought it would be good idea for me to go back into education.

Before I started this course I didn't want to pursue higher education because of the whole government funding thing. However, I found out the course is affordable, it's a good price. I have even decided to go to university after this and get an honours degree.

On the course...

The course relates to what I'm doing right now - this course has been very beneficial in terms of understanding the market, the industry and the psychology of dealing with people. There’s a lot to it. I also have an ambition to set up my own ecommerce business, an online boutique, in the future.

Lots of aspects of the business management course relate to the work I want to do - the marketing, business communication and business environment and activities and organisational behaviours, how to deal with people, finance will all come into it - opening up my own business is now an option for me.

The next steps...

When I finished this course I'm going to go to university to top up and get an honours degree.

It has taken me a while to get to this point but doing the course at the college has changed my mind a lot and helped me to appreciate education and focus. I have a really good opportunity right now.