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Business Studies (Marketing or Retailing) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

This course is designed to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector of business and it is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

 

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme.

 

Learners may elect to study a specialist pathway in the qualification which entitles them to include the chosen specialism in their qualification title e.g. Extended Diploma in Business (Marketing) or (Retailing).

Course content

You will:

  • gain a broad understanding of business
  • develop skills, knowledge and understanding in business
  • have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical way
  • develop skills which are valued by employers and further education
  • gain confidence by developing independent learning skills

Entry requirements

Students should be 16 years of age and possess either 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above and have English or Mathematics at Grade C or functional skills equivalent at Level 2, or First Diploma award in a related subject at Merit or Distinction grade.

Assessment

All assessment for EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma is criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of specified outcomes.  All units contributing to a programme carry either internal assessment.  All units contain contextualised-grading criteria and will be individually graded as “Pass”, “Merit” or “Distinction”.  To achieve a pass grade for the unit learners must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications.

 

The units in EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma qualifications all have a standard format which is designed to provide clear guidance on the requirements of the qualification for learners, assessors and those responsible for monitoring national standards.

Financial information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512.

Future opportunities

This course is designed to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector of business and it is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

 

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme.

Further information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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