Accessibility links

Extended Diploma in Business - Level 3 at South Thames College

Course description

This course develops the knowledge, understanding and skills you'll need to become a decision-maker in business. You'll be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in a way that suits you best. We also run several visits a year to companies, often based in the City, to see the different roles and practices for the organisation - this will help you understand how different business sectors work. Previous visits have included AXA insurance and the UK's top law firm, Clifford Chance. As part of our work with the Career Academy, we have guest speakers from big businesses who are experts in their field, to talk about their journey to their role, what you need to do to be prepared for interviews and work and what employers are looking for. Some of our students have internships through Career Academy too. Our students have interned with top companies like Liberty Insurance, Citibank, Halifax and Barclays - some have even been offered full-time work afterwards. We have also run a successful 'study buddy' programme with a London university to help prepare our students for applying to university and being prepared for higher-level study.

Course content

Subjects include:

  • Effective people management
  • Communication and information in business
  • Economics
  • Business planning
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Accounting and finance
  • Career development and planning
  • Law
  • Investigating business resources.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs A*-C with English and maths at A*-D; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.

Assessment

You'll be assessed throughout the year with coursework and exams.

Future opportunities

From the 90-credit diploma, move up to the extended diploma. From the extended diploma, progress into higher education or start a career in administration, finance and accounts, marketing, management or law.

Further information

You'll be given a book list and you'll be expected to buy the main text book for the course. Our library is well-stocked with everything else you need.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 December 2015
Provider logo

Key information

Venues