Discover Business Courses

By studying a business course with us at North Hertfordshire College, you’ll develop key skills in project management, organisation, and customer service to prepare for a career in a business environment. After all, there’s more to business than hiring and firing – no matter what Lord Sugar would have you believe!

You’ll take part in national and local competitions, showcasing your skills and working closely with employer mentors to build important network connections. Our relationship with employers also means that you’ll collaborate with a range of employers from different sectors, and even complete work experience placements with them.

Whether you want to specialise in marketing or HR, put your organisational skills to the test in a large corporate environment, or maybe even start your own business one day, a business course from NHC will start you on the path to success.

Who do you want to be?

Discover your future with our range of Business courses

Career Pathway

Once you’ve learned the core business knowledge and gained some work experience, your opportunities in the business sector are endless. In fact, the confidence and skills you’ll build on your course will allow you to start a career in pretty much any industry you’re interested in.

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Resources
  • Merchandiser
  • Marketing Executive
  • Banker
  • Management
  • Financial Advisor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Risk Management

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What our students say


Chris Lucas
Business Course Team Leader.

Hello everyone, my name is Chris Lucas and I’m the Course Team Leader on our Second Year Level 3 Business Programme.

My background prior to teaching is wide and varied. After reading law at university, I decided not to practice and instead ‘fell’ into media sales. I worked for a number of publishing companies and worked my way up to Sales Director, managing large sales teams and multi-million-pound budgets. I then decided to work for myself and set up my own small digital marketing consultancy business which took me to Bath. Whilst giving a talk on Digital Marketing to some sixth formers at a local school, I got the teaching ‘bug’ and decided to go back to university to do my teacher training. That was back in 2014 and I’ve been teaching full-time ever since! As well as teaching, I too am a student as I am currently studying for an MBA at the University of London. I also have a keen interest in politics and was recently elected on to North Hertfordshire District Council, representing Hitchin Priory ward (hence why you may hear colleagues somewhat facetiously referring to me as ‘Councillor Lucas’!)


Esther Oduor
Business and Travel & Tourism tutor.

Hello, I’m Esther! I teach across NHC’s Business and Travel programmes and I am going into my second year here at the College. Previously, I’ve worked in Tourism and Events for 6 years. I am passionate about teaching and seeing young people progress. I look forward to welcoming you and being a part of your journey.


Kayleigh Clayton
Business and Travel & Tourism Success Coach.

Hello, my name is Kayleigh and I am one of the Success Coaches for Business and Travel here at the College. Previously, I have studied Performing Arts and Dance, Travel and Tourism and had a career in Cabin Crew. As well as working at the college, I am also a dance teacher for a local dance school in Stevenage.

I love teaching and seeing young people achieve their best and I am looking forward to welcoming you to the College.


Suzie Welch
Business and Travel & Tourism Success Coach and Tutor.

Hey, my name is Suzie and I am a success coach and tutor within the Business and Travel department. I have worked at NHC since 2020 and as your success coach, it is my job to ensure you have everything you need in order to succeed during your time here with us.

We will look at academic skills together and explore our college Personal Development Programme, which will give you all the skills to support you going forward in whichever next steps you choose. We will have regular 1-1 meetings together each term to make sure you are on track and I am here to answer any questions or worries you may have. For those of you who are studying the Level 2 Travel programme, I will also be teaching you and look forward to all the fun things we have planned for you.  Feel free to come and say hi if you see me around college!

Work experience

During your Business course at North Hertfordshire College, you’ll take part in national and local competitions to showcase the skills you develop through your studies. You’ll also work closely with employer mentors to support you through the process of competing, giving you top tips for success. We collaborate with a range of employers across a variety of sectors who often take part in guest speaker sessions or even offer engaging work placements in the industry.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work on briefs set by employers as you build your teamworking skills alongside your knowledge of the sector, preparing you for the next step in your career journey.




Business Apprenticeships

Unsure about studying a college course?

Did you know you can earn a salary whilst you learn on an apprenticeship? Gaining experience, the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Find out more by visiting our sister company: Hart Learning & Development

Business Apprenticeships

Looking for courses for adult learners?

North Hertfordshire College is proud to offer a range of professional and leisure courses to adults in the local community.

Whether you’re looking to change career, improve your skills, or pick up a new hobby and make new friends, NHC has a course for you.

Discover Adult Learner Courses