This course aims to provide students with a qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress onto Higher Education (subject to completing full Extended Diploma in year 2). Please note Pearson are currently revising Pearson Extended Diplomas so some changes to course content/ assessment methods may apply. You will study a range of units including planning for a career in business, understanding retail, marketing, managing a business event and much more. A wide range of assessment methods are used such as; written assignments, presentations, interviews and assessments using interactive technologies. You will have a personal tutor who will support you in setting personal and academic targets to work towards your career aims and goals. Students benefit from support in developing personal, social and employability skills including work experience with local employers.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language and Maths or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in Business or related vocational area with functional skills level 2 in Maths and English.
By studying this programme you will be exposed to both Public and Private Sector businesses where you will have the opportunity to learn about a range of local, national and international organisations which focuses on a range of business departmental functions including; Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Retail and more. This study programme will have a number of guest speakers and company visits included where you will hear from some high profile businessmen and women from a variety of sectors/organisations. You can also put the skills you learn to the test by taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week/Enrichment activities, where you will learn and trade in a live environment.
You must gain a pass on this qualification to progress onto the Extended Diploma in Business Studies (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Alternatively you could progress onto an Apprenticeship. Some students have completed the 90 Credit Diploma to top up UCAS points to gain access to Higher Education and relevant degree programs. Students who complete this course can seek part/full time employment opportunities within a business environment including Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Sales & Advertising, Retail or departmental functions.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
£50 for trips. Students are also encouraged to purchase two textbooks to support their studies each costs between £20 - £25.
“Having studied at GCSE level, I found the transition to Level 3 course both natural and comfortable, due to the support of my tutors.
“I found that the College environment suited me much better than sixth form – it is much more mature and less of a continuation of high school.
“I also found that taking a course which is entirely business-focused allowed me to explore the subject in more detail than at A-level, which will help me to later decide what area of business I want to move forward into.”