This one year course covers a number of business related topics including Marketing and Finance, Selling and Retail, and Starting a Small Business. There is a practical selling event undertaken within the College to add realism to the course. Visiting speakers support topic content and preparation of assignments. There are opportunities to learn through classroom exercises, working in groups, developing research skills. Additionally, students attend a work placement. This course is intended to form the basis of progression to Level 3 Business, but will also be career orientated and will include English and Maths development.
Other units include; Business Organisations, Business Purposes, People in Organisations, Financial Forecasting for Business, The Marketing Plan and Personal Selling in Business.
Grades are: Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.
Assessment is by a portfolio of coursework evidence including case studies, presentations, role play and reports etc.
GCSEs at grade D and E (3/2), or Pass in a Level 1 Vocational Programme, including English Language and Maths (grade D/3) or Functional Skills Level 1.