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Business Level 3 Extended Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

Business is one of the most useful subjects you can study at college. The average person spends roughly 45 years in employment so having an understanding of the business world is vital. This course provides an insight into how businesses operate; examining those involved in running a business, how they are organised and financed and the importance of effective business communication.

This two year, three A-Level equivalent programme is a practical, work-related course where the assessment is based on investigating real life businesses.  You will have to research different companies using a variety of methods, such as the Internet, or conducting interviews with business owners. 

Course content

In the first year you will study a range of units, which includes:

  • Exploring Business
  • Managing an Event 
  • Investigating Customer Service
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign 
  • Personal & Business Finance 
  • Creative Promotion
  • Work Experience in Business 

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths AND English, or a Distinction in a Level 2 qualification and Maths AND English GCSE at grade C or above. 

Alternative relevant qualifications will also be considered.  You will have a positive school or college reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality.


You will be taught through a series of workshops, guest speakers and visits. You will work in groups, pairs and independently, contributing to seminars and presentations to demonstrate what you have learnt.

A variety of methods are used to assess your progress including examination, individual and group presentations, case studies, assignments, projects, work based assignments, developing learning resources, and display work. You will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each module according to how well you cover the learning outcomes specified.

Future opportunities

The course aims to equip you with skills to succeed in employment or to progress to a degree level course either at Warwickshire College or other university to study a Business related qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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