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Course Code: D3B1D
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: BTEC
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One - two years
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

If you’re a bright spark with a brain for business, this advanced course will develop your entrepreneurial spirit and train you to make important business decisions. When you successfully complete the full two year course, you will have a qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels and is accepted by universities UK wide. You’ll also have a wealth of business know-how and practical skills, such as investigating business activity, developing customer relations and planning financial control.

Course information

This diploma is built around five main themes:

  • starting a small business
  • developing ideas (research and promotion)
  • human resources
  • finance
  • customer service.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

You will need one or more of the following:

  • four to five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) (including English and maths)
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 2/technical certificate in a related subject
  • a higher diploma
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

There are a variety of assessments, including an exam at the end of your first year, supervised assessments and coursework.

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • the Foundation Degree in Business Management at City College
  • a university of your choice
  • a wide range of careers in, for example, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, data management, events management and retail management.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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