Award Crest
York College

 

Entry requirements

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.

Duration

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.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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