This is a two year course.
You need to ensure that you are prepared to follow through the course for the entire two years. This will result in achieving the equivalent of three A Level equivalent qualifications upon successful completion of the course at the end of year 2.
The core units are:
• The Business Environment
• Working in Business
• Business Decisions
• Customers and Communication
• Project Management
• Responsible Business Practices
• International Business
This course really focuses on the vocational aspects of Business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays and visits to industry.
Students will be assessed by a mixture of:
Assignments - set and marked internally
Tasks - set and marked by the exam board
Written exams - set and marked by the exam board
To enrol for an A level programme we normally expect applicants to have achieved good GCSE passes in at least six subjects, these must:
• demonstrate the suitability for Advanced Level study
• have been achieved at Grade 4/C as a minimum
• include two at Grade 5/B as a minimum
Mathematics - If not achieved within the scope of the above should normally be achieved at grade 3/D. If mathematics is not achieved at grade 4/C then it will be a requirement to continue to study at the correct level until a grade 4 is achieved. Subjects with a mathematical content will require a higher grade.
In addition to the standard College entry requirements, this particular course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths to be considered.
Extended Diplomas earn you UCAS points and are therefore valued by universities allowing you to take on HND/ HNC, foundation degree course or honours degree. Students can go in to a wide range of employment, including retail, finance, HR and marketing.
What does the course combine well with?
This is a full time course which is equivalent to 3 A levels.