Applied General Business Extended Level 3 Certificate at St Benedict's Catholic School
This course will appeal to those students who wish to pursue a career in business or selfemployment.
Unit 4: Managing and leading people (Exam) – Learners explore how organisation operate in a changing environment and use managers and employees to achieve objectives. They study the importance of leadership, how employees and managers interact in the workplace and the impact of different organisational structures on managers and employees.
Unit 5: Developing a business proposal (Portfolio) – In this portfolio assessed unit, Learners investigate the processes required to develop, present and evaluate a business proposal. The business proposal will require human resources beyond those provided by the learner. Learners will develop a concise proposal and present this to funding providers.
Unit 7: Managing an event (Portfolio) – In this portfolio assessed unit, Learners investigate the processes required to plan for, co-ordinate and manage a one-off event. This event will be related to the business proposal. Learners will review the success of the event and modify their business proposals accordingly.
Teaching and learning styles
The Extended Certificate in Applied Business is a broad-based qualification that provides the opportunity for students to explore the world of business in a highly practical way. By adopting an investigative approach, students develop a range of skills while discovering the problems and opportunities faced by business. Emphasis is based on realistic business contexts and activities.
A merit or above from the Certificate
Extended Certificate – 1 year (yr 13)
Extended Certificate is 2/3 internally assessed and 1/3 written examination
This assessment matches the teaching and learning of Business Studies and provides a mixture of examinations and a coursework emphasis, which can be more suitable for some students
The course can prepare you for jobs in areas such as: Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting, Business Planning or Marketing Strategy.
Applied Business develops the full range of key skills – applications of number, communication and IT. It also develops the ability to work independently, as part of a team and develops critical thinking and decision making skills. As such it forms a valuable basis for any further study or likely career.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic School directly.