This work-related qualification is of interest to those who want to study Business in the context of commercial enterprises. The course aims to develop students' initiative, independence, and approach to business solutions, as well as problem solving and communication skills. Students will study topics such as business ownership, marketing, business finance and human resources. Each topic is linked to an actual business, giving a real insight into the ever changing business world. Through practical projects such as developing a tailored marketing campaign, students will be challenged to develop practical and industry standard skills, e.g. project management, resource and budget planning, presentation preparation and delivery and how to identify and meet customers' needs.
This course provides students with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge which enables them to study business at a higher level, to establish their own business in the market or to develop practical skills which can be used to access a variety of employment or further education opportunities in the future.
If you have an inquisitive mind for the business world and enjoy the practical side of learning, then this is the course for you. You need to be motivated to meet deadlines and flexible in your approach to the course, due to the nature of assessment.
Unit 1 – Exploring Business (Internally Assessed Coursework)
Unit 2 – Developing a marketing campaign (Exam Externally Assessed)
Unit 3 – Personal and Business Finance (Exam Externally Assessed)
Unit 4 - Managing an Event
Unit 5 - International Business
Unit 6 - Principles of Management
Unit 8 – Recruitment and Selection (Internally Assessed)
Unit 14 - Investigating Customer Service
Externally Assessed Units = 45% Internally Assessed Units = 55%
Graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass (D*,D,M,P)
Equates to two A Levels
General Entry Requirements:Minimum of 5 GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics Subject Specific Requirements: *Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers. *All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements
The course provides an excellent foundation for pursuing further studies in the various areas of business, such as management, business law, business administration and retail. Students who have passed this qualification have gone on to study business studies at university and its related courses, such as events management, accountancy, law and operations management.