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Business (Accounting) Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

With the City of London so close, demand for finance, accounting and procurement professionals has never been so great. The City is Europe's financial hub and businesses are always on the look out for people who are well qualified. Our level three programme offers progression to a range of degrees as well as our AAT courses which will enable you to become a qualified Accounting Technician.

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Course content

  • introduction to accounting
  • accounting systems
  • management accounting
  • financial accounting
  • market research 
  • managing a business event 
  • developing teams in a business
  • business project management
  • starting a small business
  • the business environment
  • human resources management
  • training in the business workplace
  • business resources
  • introduction to marketing
  • business ethics
  • business communication
  • supply chain organisation
  • development planning for a career in business

Entry requirements

  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above (preferably including English and Maths), or
  • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event


  • online exams
  • group discussions
  • written articles
  • course assignments
  • practical activities
  • reflective writing 
  • group and/or individual presentations
  • self-directed learning through blended learning activities

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • Batchelor of Science or Foundation degree in Business Studies
  • Higher National Certificate or Diploma in Business Studies
  • with additional training, you may progress to career role such as a business administrator or teacher of business studies

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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