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Business Level 3

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/4 including maths, and a grade 5 in English.

What will I learn?

Throughout the course you will learn key transferable skills that will be beneficial to you in the business world. During the first year you will learn how to plan, create and execute a marketing campaign, learn about the key elements of good customer service, and look into the finer details of personal and business finance. In the second year you will learn the principles of management, understand the decision making process in business and gain an insight into employment law. You will also complete a week long work placement during each year of your course, to build your practical experience in the industry. You will also have the opportunity to attend industry linked trips and professional visits to various organisations. Guest speakers will also play a part in bringing business theory to life.

Units you will study during the course include:

  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal & Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • International Business
  • Investigating Customer Service
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • The Recruitment & Selection Process
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Employment Law
  • Work Experience in Business

During this two-year course you will develop an in depth knowledge of key elements of business enterprise and commerce.

By the end of the course you will be able to communicate effectively in different business environments and be comfortable working with others having completed team building activities and organised business events. You will have a good working knowledge of finance within business enterprise – including cost and management accounting, as well as experience of developing a marketing campaign and will have undertaken work experience.

You will be expected to wear smart business wear for the duration of your course, both whilst you are in college and when you are on trips and visits, unless you are instructed otherwise by tutors.

Your assessment will consist of coursework assignments, exams, and individual and group presentations.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have completed the course you have the opportunity to continue studying at Degree Level through our University Centre, or choose to start your career in the industry.

After completing the course you will have a number of career opportunities available to you such as working in banking, finance, accounting, law, local enterprise partnership employers, tourism, marketing or events management.

There will be a cost of approximately £185 which will cover the cost of books, resources and trips and visits to various trade fairs and industry linked organisations such as the World Travel Market. In addition you will be expected to provide your own smart business wear that you will have to wear at all times when in college and on some trips and visits. Your tutors will guide you on this and you will be given a uniform guide sheet at enrolment.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 3544Y1
    Course name Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Business
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Full Cost Fees £2,315.00
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Entry Level

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Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

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