If you're interested in business but not ready to commit to a totally work related route to further study or employment, this course will give you the chance to get a taste of business, alongside other subjects such as A levels or other work related qualifications. Equivalent to 1 A level, the course combines well with most other Level 3 subjects and would suit you if you prefer a combination of coursework and exams to a linear course with a final exam. You don't need any previous qualifications or experience in business and the course will give you useful transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis that are useful in a wide range of careers.
|Qualification name||GCE A2 Level Business Studies|
|Awarding organisation||AQA Education|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2021|
5 GCSE's grade 4 (C) or above including 5 in English and mathematics
You'll get a general overview of business environments, explore finance and marketing with the remainder of the course linking to a specific business area from options in human resources, accounting, marketing or law. 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 focus on real-life business scenarios and find out about developing a marketing campaign. You'll get personal finance skills, learn about business accounting and discover the ways that businesses are financed.
Through practical classroom activities using real life business scenarios, role plays, presentations, projects and assignments. You'll have the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience in a business-related environment and work on projects involving local businesses.
Through a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework may include assignments, projects, presentations, case studies and set tasks.
When taken alongside other Level 3 courses, successful completion of this qualification can lead to a variety of higher education courses including business and non-business HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree courses. There are also business related higher and degree apprenticeships and entry level employment opportunities in a range of business functions.
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