Level 3 Diploma in Business

Level 3 Diploma in Business is a 60 credit qualification and is the equivalent level to an A-Level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required.
The qualification provides learners with an introduction to the business environment as well as key academic, research and communication skills to support learners in their development.

Practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business. You will look in depth at finance, human resources, marketing and e-business. You will have opportunities to devise your own business plan and run your own business activities and events. You will choose a career pathway: enterprise, accounting or law.
The course is currently 100% coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways – presentations, role plays and time-limited exercises.

An overview of the Diploma in business Program
How Businesses Operate
Marketing Principles and Techniques
Academic and Research Skills for Business
Communication Skills for Business
Qualification specifications

There are no formal requirements for specific prior qualifications or levels of attainment.
However, if you have not already achieved a level 2 qualification in English and/or maths, you
will normally be expected to take a GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification alongside
this Diploma in order to support your progression to higher education.
To enter for this qualification, you must have an appropriate standard of English to enable you
to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.
You must be aged 16 or over to take this qualification

Career path
This qualification will suit you if you are planning to take a business degree but do not yet have
sufficient, relevant attainment at Level 3 to meet the entry requirements for a higher education

Financial Options
This qualification is eligible or Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2016-2017 session. Please see the SFA 2016 to 2017 simplified funding rates catalogue for more details.

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