The course is the equivalent of three A Levels. You will develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of the world of business. You will look in depth at finance, marketing, human resource management and e-business and will have opportunities to devise your own business plans and run your own business activities and events.
Course ContentYou will develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of the world of business and complete projects investigating topics such as marketing, financial analysis, website design and retail strategies. By the time you have completed the course you will have a good knowledge of the wide world of business and a practical skill set that will prepare you for the next stage in your business career.
During the course you will develop your group work, IT and presentation skills. The units you will study include elements of accounting, marketing, human resource management and website design. You will have a personal tutor who supports and guides you through the course. You will meet with your personal tutor for group meetings and for personal one to one meetings on a regular basis.
The course comprises 13 units of coursework, 7 of which are mandatory core units. In addition to this there will be external assessments which represent 42% of the overall course mark.
Entry RequirementsAt least five GCSEs at minimum grade C/4 including English and Mathematics or Level 2 Diploma in Business with Merit grade plus GCSE grade C/4 in English and Mathematics.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionThis course is about preparing you for a career in business by progressing directly into employment or providing the opportunity of going to university.
Future careers include accounting, banking, insurance, human resources, marketing and sales. In addition, we will prepare you for starting your own business or perhaps an e-business.
Additional InformationWe will give you enrichment opportunities including visits and practical hands on, work-related experiences. Activities will include visits and case studies relating to real life businesses. Students have previously visited Thorpe Park, London Zoo and Madam Tussauds. Future trips planned include Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium and the Coca Cola plant in Edmonton. Guest speakers are invited in to talk to students about accounting and human resources.
Contact DetailsApplications for this course are made online through the Kingston College website.
Ayan Shah-Khan - Business +
Ayan studied BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at Kingston College and previously attended DLD College London. He is in his first year at UCL studying BSc (Hons) Information Management for Business. What was college life like? I didn't really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised… Read More