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Business Studies Extended Certificate Level 3 at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

The AQA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Business will give learners the opportunity to learn and understand a broad range of business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills associated with working within a business enterprise.
The learner will understand the way in which any venture in business (big or small) is a function of the relationship between its people, its marketing, its finance and its ability to deliver operationally upon its commitments.

Course content

In the qualification. the learner will cover topics such as
  • The role of finance in planning an enterprise, analysing and making financial decisions
  • How business organisations use the human, physical and financial resources at their disposal to achieve their dynamic goals 
  • The nature of enterprising behaviour and how this can be personally utilised to best exploit entrepreneurial opportunities within specific market conditions
  • How managers organise, motivate and lead employees through change to achieve business objectives
  • The skills and processes required to develop, present and evaluate a business proposal
  • The skills and processes required to develop an e-business proposal for a new business
  • The planning, coordination and management of a one-off event to support a business proposal
  • The development of a marketing communications mix for a business proposal and a schedule of marketing communications. 

Entry requirements

Grade C in English and Maths GCSE.


This qualification is made up of five mandatory units, plus one optional unit from a choice of three.

These assessments will take place at varying points across the two years.


  • Financial planning and analysis - External examination
  • Business dynamics - Internally centre assessed
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities - External assignment
  • Managing and leading people - External examination
  • Developing a business proposal - Internally centre assessed 
  • e-Business implementation - Internally centre assessed
  • Managing an event - Internally centre assessed
  • Marketing communications - Internally centre assessed 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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