Business Charity Events

BTEC Business Charity EventsBusiness students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have been killing two birds with one stone, as they raise money for charity and complete their assessment on Event Management. BTEC Business students organise charitable events in small groups every year as part of their course and this year they have raised more than £280 for a range of charities, including Water Aid, Marie Curie Cancer Care and MIND.

For these charitable events, the students had to make all arrangements, promote their event and run it, but they had free rein to choose what the event would be and could be as creative as they liked. Their ideas included car washing, a FIFA tournament and food stalls including a cake sale, tuck shop and homemade Asian food stall.

Michael Albanese, Curriculum Leader for Business and Law, commented:

“Well done to the students for the hard work they have put into their charity events. This is the first time many of them have attempted to organise an event like this and they are not easy to do. They have been responsible for planning, delivery and promotion of these events and they have raised money for charity in the process.”

These events were part of the Events Management unit of the BTEC Extended Diploma course. Among the other areas of student on this course are Business Resources, Marketing, Communication, Accounting, Retailing, Marketing Research, Human Resources, Contract and Business Law, Civil Liability and Business Ethics. Completion of this two-year course, which is the equivalent of studying three A levels, will prepare students to progress onto university, advanced apprenticeship or direct employment.

21 May 2019