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Course Code: FCBL2
  • Level: E
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Four days per week

What's it all about?

Whatever your business aspirations, whether you would like to run your own enterprise, work for a multinational, or help a small business to grow, this study programme will uncover business techniques to help you on your way. It will be project-led, where you can evidence your learning and skills through running your own team enterprise and visiting Plymouth businesses.

The programme is designed to allow preparation and the opportunity to retake your GCSE English and/or maths. This is a great hands-on course that will introduce you to a variety of essential business skills whilst giving you a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build later on in your education.  

Course information

During the one-year course, you will study the following:

  • introducing the economic environment
  • sale and personal selling
  • small business planning
  • enterprise in the business world
  • finance for business
  • principles of marketing.
You will also have the opportunity to be entered for a GCSE in Business.
Your study programme will also include:
  • English and maths (depending on your GCSEs)
  • work experience
  • tutorial. 

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F) (including English and maths)
  • a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 1/technical certificate in a related subject
  • successful completion of the Jumpstart programme
  • successful completion of the Prince’s Trust programme

You will be assessed through a variety of methods such as:

  • presentations
  • assignments
  • exams.

On successful completion you could progress to the T Level in Business Management and AdministrationLegal Services, or Accounting at the College or an alternative level 3 qualification, including an Apprenticeship.   

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants


Potential salary


Entry level salary


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