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Business Extended Diploma Level 3 (BUS1) at Barnsley College

Course description

For budding entrepreneurs and those wanting to progress in the world of business, this course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work successfully in the business and commercial sector.

Course content

You will study seven mandatory business units which will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of business and six specialist units which cover a range of business specialisms including the following subject areas:

•Marketing

•Enterprise

•Finance

•Event Planning

•Human Resources

•International Business

•Retail

•Team Leadership

•Work Experience

•Business Law

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A* to C plus English grade 4 or above

OR

a merit or distinction in a BTEC First Diploma in a relevant subject area with GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of internal and external methods.

•Twelve units are assessed through a range of techniques including course-work, case studies and practical projects including presentations and observations of business team activities.

•One unit is assessed through examination with the awarding body.

Financial information

Financial support – If you are aged between 16 -18 and your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund.* Money is available for travel (up to £700), food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries - If you are aged between 16 and 18 and in receipt of a benefit in your own right, in care or leaving care, or have significant caring responsibilities you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Financial support – If you are aged 19 or over and your total annual household income is less than £25,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund.* Money is available for travel (up to £700), food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Earn to Learn - If you are in full time education you could get involved with our Earn to Learn scheme. This provides excellent work experience opportunities within College with departments including Marketing, Administration and Catering, and you will be rewarded an equivalent of £5 per hour (£25 per week maximum) through a range of cash payments, high street vouchers and cashless credits which can help with the cost of travel, trips and equipment.

FREE bus services! - We realise that getting to and from College might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded three FREE return bus services for our students. They serve the following areas:

• Shelley

• Stocksbridge via Penistone

• Rotherham - Ecclesfield - Chapeltown - High Green

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route will get students into College in a morning before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times.

For more information on financial support, bursaries or bus routes, please contact Student Services on Tel: 01226 216 267 or Email: studentsupport@barnsley.ac.uk

*Terms and conditions and apply

Future opportunities

You can go on to work of or further study after completing your course.

You can progress onto Higher Education, Apprenticeship or directly into employment in business or business management .

Further information

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123

Email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

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• Applying for courses

• Arranging taster days and visits to College

• Information about course requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: This course runs for two years and commences in September. You will study for 17 hours per week.
  • Course code: BUS1
  • Web url: http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/

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