With almost two million new managers required in the UK in the coming years, according to the Charted Management Institute (CMI), vacancies for business roles are growing rapidly across the country.
Here in Scotland, recent research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) highlighted that almost half of Scottish business leaders believe there are skills shortages in their organisations.
According to the ‘State of the Nation’ survey, 44% of directors in Scotland do not believe they have the right amount of skilled people for the roles they currently have on offer.
With all these opportunities within the sector, Fife College has been working hard to offer as many options as possible for people to study business and enterprise qualifications.
Part-time and full-time options
From office management, managing people and organisations, to accountancy, and marketing, the College’s full-time and part-time courses are specifically designed to prepare students for the modern office environment.
These business and management courses can also lead to a huge range of opportunities across other sectors including banking, administration, human resource management and even retail management.
The College also offers the option to continue business studies up to degree level. Those completing an HNC, the equivalent of the first year of a degree, or HND, the equivalent of the second year, can progress to year two or three of a business management or accounting degree course at one of the College’s many partner universities.
Thanks to the College’s franchise degree partnerships, there is even the opportunity to study all four years of a BA (Hons) Business Management or BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance degree at the University Hub within the Fife College Dunfermline campus.
Either way, studying for a business qualification at Fife College can be a cost-effective, local alternative route to a degree, in the same amount of time as it would be at any other university in the country.
Andrew Carnegie Business School
For those already in the sector who may be looking to upskill to prepare for a management role, the College’s Andrew Carnegie Business School provides high-quality training and personal development programmes across a wide range of management disciplines.
Accredited by leading professional institutions, qualifications range from certificate to postgraduate level and provide both organisations and individual learners the opportunity to undertake a wide range of professional development qualifications, including business management, leadership and project management.
For more information about the wide range of business and enterprise courses on offer at Fife College, visit www.fife.ac.uk/business