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Business Level 3 Extended Certificate Cambridge Technical (=1 A level) at WQE

Course description

You will learn how a business might evolve. From a small start-up business to a large multinational organisation. You will consider a range of different business types and gain an understanding of how the choice of business type might a influence the objectives that are set. You will also look at the internal workings of businesses, including their internal structure and how different functional areas work together. Plus, by looking at the external constraints under which a business must operate, you will gain an understanding of the legal, financial and ethical factors that have an impact. Students will also explore ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment; and gain an appreciation of how different stakeholders can have impact a business.

 

Course content

You will learn how a business might evolve. From a small start-up business to a large multinational organisation. You will consider a range of different business types and gain an understanding of how the choice of business type might a influence the objectives that are set. You will also look at the internal workings of businesses, including their internal structure and how different functional areas work together. Plus, by looking at the external constraints under which a business must operate, you will gain an understanding of the legal, financial and ethical factors that have an impact. Students will also explore ways in which businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment; and gain an appreciation of how different stakeholders can have impact a business.

The business world places a high value on the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make considered decisions and you will have the opportunity to gain these vital skills. Alongside this you will develop practical employability skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and to manage your time.

Units you will study include:

• The Business Environment

• Working in Business

• Marketing

• Human Resources

• Customers and Communication

• Accounting Concepts

• Business Decisions

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard college entry requirements students must achieve grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language

Assessment

Students will be awarded Pass, Merit or Distinction grades and UCAS points are comparable to A Levels. The units will be assessed by externally assessed examination and internal assignments.

Future opportunities

Some students who have completed the course will continue into further education or training. Others may choose to work in areas such as Marketing and Human Resources.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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