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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Adult Loan Amount: 724.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Aimed at anyone who wishes to develop an understanding of business operations, this course will help you appreciate how and why business decisions are made and how they affect a variety of people - both within the business and externally.

You will study internal business function areas such as finance, marketing, production and human resources, as well as external factors such as law, economics and politics.

Entry requirements

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language at grade 5 (C/B) and Maths at grade 4 (C).

A GCSE in Business Studies is not a pre-requisite. However, if you have studied it, a grade 5 (C/B) is required. 

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

Course Content

There are four themes:

  • Theme 1: Marketing and People
  • Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
  • Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
  • Theme 4: Global Business

How will I be assessed?

There are three exam papers that will assess the content of all four themes.  There is no coursework content assessment. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This A-level subject is accepted as an entrance qualification for a wide variety of courses in higher education, especially in Business Studies, Banking, Accountancy, Finance and Production Management. 

Careers

The knowledge and experience of business organisations you develop through this course will be invaluable for future employment in a wide range of settings.  You could consider roles such as business manager, purchasing manager, customer service manager, sales accounts manager and importer/exporter - or you could eventually move on to a teaching career.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Abbey Sisson

Abbey Sisson

“Amazing” diploma offered more than sixth form for audiologist Abbey

As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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