Business Extended Diploma Level 3
Is the course for me?
Are you fascinated by the world of business and enterprise? Thinking about starting your own business or looking for a route into higher education? Then this practical, work-related qualification is for you.You will be introduced to the exciting world of business through projects and assignments allowing the development of specialist skills and knowledge. Enterprise is a big part of your studies and you will have the opportunity to enter the national competition "Young Enteprise", students studying for this qualification have a very successful track record in competitions, with talented entrepreneurs from the College being awarded ‘Best Business Plan' at the final of ‘Young Enterprise 2013’, beating off strong competition from local schools and colleges.
Course fees may vary. All students aged 24+ and studying a Level 3 or 4 course are now required to pay tuition fees. You can apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan for this course. For more information please visit Support >> Finance & Funding on this website, or contact Learner Services on 01925 494494 for advice on financial support.
What will I learn?
The course includes the following topics:
Introduction to Marketing
Creative product promotion
Investigating recruitment and selection
Business enterprise, effective people
Communication and information
Managing a business project
Improving performance in the workplace
Managing physical resources
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting
Exploring team Development,
Starting up small business.
What are the entry requirements?
A minimum of 5 GCSEs (C or above), including Maths and English (or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or successful completion of a Level 2 course with Functional Skills Maths and English). If you have not already achieved a Level 2 or GCSE grade C or above in English or Maths, you will be expected to work towards a qualification as part of your vocational course. This will increase your chances of employment or progression onto higher education. You will be assessed and put onto a suitable course which will enable you to achieve a qualification.Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis by the Curriculum Manager and Curriculum Director.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit will be assessed via a range of methods, including assignments, projects and practical assessments through presentations. Will I complete work placements? The College is committed to ensuring that all students benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement whilst at College and we will support you to obtain a placement in a relevant vocational setting.Previous students have enjoyed work experience at Premier Inn, Pure Gym,Galliford and Holiday Inn.
Are trips and residentials organised during the course? A variety of trips are planned as part of your course both within the UK and Europe. At the beginning of the course we will ask each learner to deposit £50 into the Business Level 3 Trip account and this will cover all trips all year, a list of trips and a consent form covering all the external trips will be provided. A extended consent form will be provided for any residential trip you may take part in. Are there any links with industry? The department has developed strong links with industry enabling students to benefit from guest speakers and experience of work placements.
What could I study next?
Successful completion of this qualification will provide an ideal springboard either into the world of work or onto a Higher Education qualification at College or University. Are there any additional costs? Students will be asked to contribute towards the costs of trips and residentials.
Business Extended Diploma Level 3
- Start Date:
- 8 Sep 2014
- Start Time:
- Winwick Road