This advanced qualification is designed to reinforce your business focus and strengthen your career prospects. During the course you will explore the many diverse areas of business such as marketing, accountancy, human resource management, business strategy and planning.
This subject is on offer to all students, whether you have studied business in Year 11 or not and we expect you to have gained at least 4 ‘C’ grades at GCSE. It is an ideal course for those who have studied a Level 2 BTEC qualification in Business in years 10 and 11 in which we would expect you to have gained at least a Merit grade.
What does this qualification cover? You will take two mandatory units, The Business Environment Working in Business, and three optional units. The mandatory units will give you an understanding of the wider external contexts in which businesses operate and of internal business functions and their interdependencies. The units will allow you to appreciate how legal, financial, ethical and resource constraints can affect business behaviour and the influence that different stakeholders can have and how businesses must respond.
The optional units cover a wide range of topics to give you the opportunity to take a unit that is relevant to a specific aspect of business; for example marketing, accounting, human resources or business planning. You will also develop transferable skills that are valued by Higher Education Colleges and employers such as communication, planning, teamwork, research and analysis.
What could this qualification lead to? This qualification, combined with other qualifications, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education (HE) on a business-related programme such as Business, Business Management, Marketing, Business and Finance, Business and Economics and Accounting. It will also allow you to choose a non-business related degree programmes.