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Business : Level 3 National Extended Certificate (= 1 A-Level) at WQE

Course description

This course focuses on the vocational aspects of Business so you will find a lot of teaching is based on case studies, application to a variety of different businesses, visiting speakers, role plays, and visits to industry. Students will need to keep up to date with the use of specialist journals and by reading quality broadsheet newspapers.

Course content

There are two routes that can be chosen when studying Business at Level 3:

Route 1 Year 1 – Certificate; 2 units in one year
Year 2 – Extended Certificate; 2 units studied

Route 2 Year 1 – Extended Certificate; 4 units studied
Year 2 – Diploma; 4 units studied

The core units are:

• Exploring Business
• Developing a marketing campaign
• Personal and Business Finance


Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements this course requires students to have achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics.


Students will be assessed by a mixture of:

Assignments - set and marked internally

Tasks - set and marked by the exam board

Written exams - set and marked by the exam board


Future opportunities

Level 3 courses earn you UCAS points and are therefore valued by universities allowing you to take on HND/ HNC, foundation degree course or honours degree. Students can go in to a wide range of employment including retail, finance, HR and marketing.

Further information

The Certificate is equivalent to half an A level, and the Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1 A level.

For further information please visit our website 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: 15 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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