5 GCSEs at grade C or above. Students must have grade C in both English and Maths GCSE (grade 4) to enrol on this course, but other equivalent qualifications may be considered.
One and two year courses.
What will I study?
Students on this programme will study towards a BTEC Foundation Diploma in Business. The course is equivalent to 3 AS Levels over one year for the Level 3 Foundation Diploma. After successful completion of this year it is possible to continue onto a second year to gain the Extended Diploma qualification, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This course would be suitable for anyone interested in business, studying at university or a higher level, or taking on a leadership or management role in any industry.
Topics covered will include:
- Exploring Business
- Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Personal and Business Finance
- Managing an Event
- International Business
- Principle of Management
- Business Decision Making
During the second year of the programme there is the opportunity to follow a pathway of studies in one of the following areas:
- Retail and Marketing
- Human Resources
- Business Law
- Finance and Enterprise
How will I be assessed?
There will be a combination of assessment styles for students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of work-related contexts. These include: Internal Assignments; External Tasks; Written Exams and Synoptic Units.
What could it lead to?
Progression from this course would include higher education, higher apprenticeships or employment. A wide range of business roles including retail, administration, legal and finance are possible for students completing the course as well as leadership and management roles in a variety of public and private sector organisations.
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