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Level 3

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1-2 years, depending on study route

Start Date

September 2024

The course

This course offers exciting opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of business principles and practice.

You will develop skills, knowledge and confidence in a range of business environments and management activities, and benefit from engaging with business people and employers.

Course Information

Year 1

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Personal and Business Finance
  • Managing an Event
  • Market Research
  • Investigating Customer Service

Year 2

  • Internal Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Decision Making
  • Digital Marketing
  • Creative Promotion
  • Pitching for a Business
  • Training and Development

You will need four GCSEs at grade 4/ C or equivalent, including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2/First Diploma or equivalent. One satisfactory reference is also needed.

You will learn through a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions, enhanced with guest speakers and trips.

You will usually be on campus three days per week.

  • Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
  • Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
  • A laptop or tablet will also be useful
Following completion of this course, you will be able to progress to degree-level study.
Work in business management, economics, accounting, human resources, marketing, personnel, project management, finance, customer service or retail - or be your own boss through self-employment.

Careers this course could lead into

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Saturday, 20 April 2024 - 10:00 - 13:00

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