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
In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below) this course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths.
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.