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If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    About the course

    Understanding the basics of business in today’s world of work is an essential foundation for your future career. This course introduces you to the area of business and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification. You will experience different business scenarios that will enhance and advance your skills for business.

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs (minimum) grades 4 - 9 including Maths and English or a Merit at a relevant Level 2 Diploma.

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    £100 per year to cover cost of educational visits, guest seakers and workshops, plus your own equipment and textbook.

    Who is it suitable for?

    For those who wish to make a career in business and who have a real desire to learn and develop the ability to the solve the challenges that any type of business presents.

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    Why study?

    This Level 3 Diploma in business is a practical, work-related course. You will develop employability skills that will enhance and advance your skills for desired business career. Elements of the course include Enterprise; start a small business, Marketing, Business Analytics, Accounting and Business Administration.

    Where will this course take me?

    Many students apply for university degree courses choosing to study Business & Marketing, Business & Finance or International Business. Students can also progress to an apprenticeship. Alternatively students enter employment in such areas as business management, marketing, finance and business law.

    Core modules

    • Business Organisation
    • Business Resources
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Business Communication

    Optional modules

    The remaining units to complete your programme of study will cover a range of business pathways including:

    • Marketing and Sales
    • Enterprise
    • Finance and Business Analytics

    How will I be assessed?

    All the units are assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your tutors. Your assignments are graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction and include a variety of assessment methods including assignments, projects, case studies, presentations and teamwork.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    You will need to provide stationery, folder, text book and a USB memory stick. Textbooks to be confirmed at enrolment. £100 for educational trips, visits, and guest speakers.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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