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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 Years Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is ideal if you have an interest in finding out how businesses are set up and how they function. If you are keen to develop problem solving and critical analysis skills by investigating different business organisations and study an area that will be relevant to you in the future, then this course is perfect for you. It can help you progress onto higher education, gain employment or even to start your own business.

You will need 5 GCSE's at grade 5-9, including Maths & English Language

Study level Cost
16-18 FREE

Formal assessment is through exams in May/June with regular on-going assessment of assignments and essays throughout the year.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The sixth form day is 9am - 4.15pm, Monday-Friday.
You will study each of your subjects for 4hr 30min per week, across three separate lessons.
Your timetable will be determined by the combination of subjects that your study, which will be made available to you at the start of the academic year.
You are not required to be on campus when you do not have a timetabled lesson, although we would strongly recommend that you are. Making effective use of our learning facilities and resources during such study periods, will ensure that you keep on top of your work and make significant progress in your studies, not to mention developing important time-management, organisation and independent-study skills.

What’s next?

On successful completion of the qualification you can progress onto Higher Education, studying as an undergraduate with the College or at university. Previous students have gone on to study Business Management, International Business, Marketing, Accounting and Law.

You could also go straight into work in a role in human resources; HR assistant starting salaries are around £19,000 a year. You could work in a marketing role such as a media buyer, digital marketer or in PR.

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