During this course you will be learning theory and practical skills about Business. The two compulsory units are:
Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World (Internal)
Unit 2 – Finance for Business (External)
There is an external unit, where you will be examined in April. Unit two – Finance for Business is the externally assessed unit and you will complete an on screen test for this unit that will be marked by the exam board.
All other units are internally assessed. Although most of the qualification is assessed through coursework it is not necessarily written coursework, you may be asked to give presentations, produce an academic poster, or act out a role play.
The course covers all aspects of business and with further training you may wish to specialise and study a professional qualification in your chosen area such as Marketing, Retail or Customer Service.
You could take this course in preparation for Level 3 courses. The college offers Level 3 courses in both BTEC Business and AS qualifications in Economics. Qualification for those interested in acquiring a level 3 qualification which can lead to both university and work.
The course provides a work related programme of study so you could go straight into a job as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for.
This course prepares you very well for careers in marketing, retail or customer service as well as possibly even setting up your own business.
Economics, ICT, Maths