Business Level 3
About this course
Next Generation Business Courses
Have you considered starting your own business but not sure how to go about it?
This course will develop your understanding on how new and established businesses use a variety of methods to analyse its customers and make important strategic decisions to ensure its survival and growth.
The course considers the purpose of different types of businesses, their structure and the impact of the external environment, marketing, human resources and finance (both personal and business finance).
This is a practical work-related course which also includes a wide range of topics such as Marketing, Resource Management, Accounts, Law, Economics, Business Ethics and Human Resources. You will examine major businesses such as McDonalds, Amazon, Manchester United, Oxfam, Apple and Tesco.
You will develop a range of employability skills, including problem solving, communication, research techniques, team working and delivering presentations.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a mixture of internal and external assessment.
This involves two external examinations and two coursework units.
What do I need?
You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language.
Where can it take me?
- Halesowen College - Business HNC/D or a range of higher level courses, including professional qualifications such as those offered by the Association of Accounting Technicians
- University - related degree such as Business Management, Accounting, Marketing, International Business, Business Banking and Finance
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of visits, to improve your knowledge and understanding of business concepts. You will be visiting businesses including Manchester United and Alton Towers.
This course should be combined with A Levels. Good A Level combinations include Economics and Law.