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Business Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/120 Credit Diploma at Sandwell College

Course description

The Subsidiary Diploma in Business is an ideal programme for school leavers who wish to gain the equivalent of one A level. It is a practical, work-related course, focusing on the development of a range of specialist skills.

Course content

This course is made up of 6 units - four mandatory core units that everyone takes, and two specialist units, so you can study particular areas in more depth. The four core units are: The Business Environment, Business Resources, Introduction to Marketing, and Business Communication.

There will also be an opportunity to complete a work experience placement.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have either:
BTEC First Qualifications (merit grades) in related subjects backed by GCSE English and Maths grade A*- C, or
at least 4 GCSEs at grades A*- C including GCSE English and Maths.


All units are assessed and graded using a variety of work based assessment methods and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Future opportunities

You may progress to the 120 Credit Diploma in Business which is equivalent to 2 A levels. This course awards UCAS points, which allow you to apply to Higher Education (university). In addition, Sandwell College offers the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business and, in association with the University of Wolverhampton, the Foundation Degree in Business Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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