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Qualification name GCE A Level in Design and Technology: Product Design
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 16th September 2024
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course is suitable for anyone considering a career in business including running one of your own. It will give you a broad overview of the business sector and the chance to apply your learning to the kinds of situations faced in business today. The course is a useful stepping stone to business related courses in higher education, or to business jobs and apprenticeships. It will also give you transferable skills that can be used across a range of careers. Equivalent to 3 A levels, it is more coursework focused than a traditional A level business course, so would suit you if you prefer being assessed on projects and assignments rather than a final exam.

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View the key features of this course.

There are seven compulsory core units including exploring business and business decision making, a focus on the principles of management, personal and business finance, developing a marketing campaign, international business and managing an event. You'll explore the features of different businesses and learn about the important ingredients that make a business successful. You'll look at the different ways that businesses are organised, how they communicate, as well as investigating the role of innovation and enterprise. You'll also have the opportunity to study optional units including those related to business accounting, management, marketing, human resources, law, retail or logistics.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Through completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic business problems and situations. There will be talks, visits and events involving local businesses, higher education business experts as well as well as the chance to enter business competitions. You'll have the opportunity to do some relevant work experience.

Find out what material you will need.

No equipment required

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Mostly through coursework though some units are assessed via a final examination or set tasks.

You could apply for higher and degree apprenticeships or business and professional services training schemes with a range of organisations or move on to to an HND/HNC, foundation degree or a degree in a business-related discipline.

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Name Clapton Girls' Academy
Address Laura Place
E5 0RB
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