If you are focused on a career in business and you want to study a business-related degree at university, this could be the course for you. The Diploma (plus A Level) is equivalent to two A Levels, while the Extended Diploma (plus two A Levels) is equivalent to three A Levels.
Students would need five GCSEs at grade C (grade 5) or above, including English and Maths.
Take a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and choose an A Level to study alongside it from:
The Diploma includes the following mandatory units:
• The Business Environment
• Business Resources
• Introduction to Marketing
• Business Communication.
• Business Accounting
• Creative Product Promotion
• Recruitment and Selection
• Development Planning for a Career in Business
• Developing Teams in Business
• Aspects of Contract and Business Law
• Understanding Health and Safety in the Business Workplace
• Starting a Small Business.
For the Extended Diploma you will start nine units in total: three additional units per year on top of the six taken for the two A Level equivalent diploma. You will focus on a mixture of topics, including: Market Research in Business, Understanding Business Ethics and The Economic Environment.
Your diploma work will be assessed by a range of methods including assignments. Your A Level will be assessed by examination.
There is a massive range of university degree courses that this pathway could lead you into, including Business Management.
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